[Dshield] Increased activity
synergx at attglobal.net
Mon Aug 18 05:13:07 GMT 2003
At 05:04 PM 8/17/2003, John D. wrote:
>You mentioned "Smartwhois", what is that? And how does it differ from
>a regular UNIX type "whois"? Will it run on Mac OS-9?
To quote the program authors:
>SmartWhois is a useful network information utility that allows you to find
>out all available information about an IP address, host name, or domain,
>including country, state or province, city, name of the network provider,
>administrator and technical support contact information.
>Unlike standard Whois utilities, SmartWhois can find the information about
>a computer located in any part of the world, intelligently querying the
>right database and delivering all the related records within a few
>seconds. The program can retrieve information from more than 20 servers
>all over the world.
>SmartWhois can save obtained information to an archive file. Users can
>load this archive the next time the program is launched and add more
>information to it. This feature allows you to build and maintain your own
>database of IP addresses and host names. You can also load a list of IP
>addresses as a text file and have SmartWhois process the whole list.
>SmartWhois is capable of caching query results, which reduces the time
>needed to query an address; if the information is in the cache file it is
>immediately displayed and no connections to the whois servers are required.
It's from TamoSoft -- www.tamos.com/ -- Can't remember whether it's
included with their packet sniffer which is called CommView. I don't know
whether they have Mac versions.
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