Internal whois server

B C brettlists at
Tue Aug 11 12:41:20 UTC 2009


On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Jonathan
Petersson<jpetersson at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is probably somewhat of an un-legit way of using whois but I'm
> curious as to whether it would be possible to install an internal
> whois server that responds with the appropriate prefix-data upon
> request for internal ip-numbers/domains while forwarding unknown
> requests to external whois servers.
> Has anyone done a similar implementation or know what kind of software
> that could be used to obtain this?

The RIPE NCC provide whois software (both client and server) as open
source software on their website:

This will enable you to setup an internal server and db I don't think
it will currently let you forward unknown queries on  but as it's open
source you should be able to change it to satisfy your needs.

BTW Don't think this really belongs on the bind-users list. You might
want to ask more about it on the RIPE NCC Services mailing list.


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