Cannot Connect to whois.arin.net

Discussion in 'Port Explorer' started by Snook, Oct 3, 2004.

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  1. Snook

    Snook Registered Member

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    Recently, (most current version and database) I have been unable to connect to whois.arin.net or any other server when I run whois within Port Explorer.

    Error: Failed to Find whois.arin.net - Connection Failed

    Comments/suggestions...?
     
  2. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    Hi Snook, My first guess would be that your firewall is blocking the outbound connection.
    Can you describe your OS and firewall please.

    Thanks. Piilli
     
  3. Snook

    Snook Registered Member

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    Fixed it thanks!
     
  4. superc

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    Snook, tell us how you fixed it. I am having the same problem. My PE will run a trace, but anything involving the "whois" function generates an error message.
     
  5. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    I had some problems with arin more frequently, no matter which whois tool i used, not only PE. So when you wrote about it i checked and got an arin failure too with every tool, while other whois services were ok for me that same moment like ripe for instance.
    Guess arin is one of the most used and might have been maintaining something, as i guess it's working properly for all again now?
     
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