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Bug 156178

Summary: jwhois.conf needs updating for new Afrinic registry
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Chris Jones <linux>
Component: jwhoisAssignee: Miloslav Trmač <mitr>
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Version: 3   
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 3.2.2-14 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-30 17:47:59 UTC Type: ---
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Description Chris Jones 2005-04-28 08:35:46 UTC
Description of problem:
There is no reference in /etc/jwhois.conf for the new Afrinic registry

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. whois
Actual results:
produces a default report from RIPE explaining that the whois record is now
maintained by

Expected results:
I would expect to see the details of the registered customer of Afrinic for the
IP address queried

Actual Output:
[root@bilbo log]# whois
% This is the RIPE Whois query server #2.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
% Note: the default output of the RIPE Whois server
% is going to be changed soon. Your tools may need
% to be adjusted. See
% for more details.
% Rights restricted by copyright.
% See

inetnum: -
org:          ORG-AFNC1-RIPE
netname:      AFRINIC-NET-TRANSFERRED-20050223
descr:        This network has been transferred to AFRINIC
remarks:      These IP addresses are assigned in the AFRINIC region.
remarks:      Authoritative registration information for this network
remarks:      is available for query and modification in
remarks:      the AFRINIC whois database: or
remarks:      web site:
remarks:      The routing registry information (route(6) objects)
remarks:      may be published in any Routing Registry, including
remarks:      RIPE Whois Database
country:      EU # country is really somewhere in African Region
admin-c:      AFRI-RIPE
tech-c:       AFRI-RIPE
status:       ALLOCATED PA
mnt-by:       RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-routes:   RIPE-NCC-RPSL-MNT
changed: 20050223
source:       RIPE

organisation: ORG-AFNC1-RIPE
org-name:     African Internet Numbers Registry
org-type:     RIR
address:      see
admin-c:      AFRI-RIPE
tech-c:       AFRI-RIPE
remarks:      For more information on AFRINIC assigned blocks, use
remarks:      AFRINIC's whois database,
mnt-ref:      RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-by:       RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
changed: 20050223
source:       RIPE

role:         The African Internet Numbers Registry
org:          ORG-AFNC1-RIPE
address:      AFRINIC, see
admin-c:      AFRI-RIPE
tech-c:       AFRI-RIPE
nic-hdl:      AFRI-RIPE
remarks:      For more information on AFRINIC assigned blocks, connect
remarks:      to AFRINIC's whois database,
mnt-by:       RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
changed: 20050223
source:       RIPE

[root@bilbo log]#

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-04-29 13:10:38 UTC
*** Bug 156350 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2005-04-30 17:47:59 UTC
Unfortunately I can't find a single authoritative list of all
address ranges now managed by AfriNIC, so I have added only this
single range to rawhide jwhois-3.2.2-14.

Thanks for your report.