Sygate's Whois Function?

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  1. ellentk

    ellentk Registered Member

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    Is there a way to hack Sygate Pro 5 so that it connects to a working whois server? I just installed it and every whois query hangs. I guess that after being sold to Symantec the whois function stopped being supported and it just needs to connect to a working one. But how?

    Thanks.

    Ellen
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You can open a browser and use any one of many whois services doing the same?
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  3. ellentk

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, I can use a browser and I also use a utility called NetLab, but Sygate doesn't have a copy function and it would be easier to do it within the program.

    Ellen
     
  4. Stem

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    Hi Ellen,

    I have installed Sygate pro 5.5, but I am not seeing a problem with the inbuilt Whois Function.

    Currently, on my setup, when making a whois within sygate logs, sygate makes a DNS lookup for "whois3.apnic.net", the reply from my last lookup shows as being returned from "RIPE Whois query server #2."


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  5. ellentk

    ellentk Registered Member

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    Hi Stem,

    Odd. When I do a whois search it says "Getting target IP information," hangs for a while showing 2-1/2 rows of .............
    and then says "Unable to get whois information for this IP address."

    However, I'm using a dialup connection, so maybe requests are timing out?

    Thanks for your reply.

    Ellen
     
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  7. Stem

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    Thanks for the info.

    I think it may be what Ellen is looking for.


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