[Dshield] Increased activity

Synergy 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.

david


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