[Surfraw-devel] [Fwd: Bug#231939: surfraw: swhois URL location has changed]

Christian Surchi csurchi@debian.org
Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:46:14 +0100

-----Messaggio Inoltrato-----
From: Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Bug#231939: surfraw: swhois URL location has changed
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 11:03:28 -0800

Package: surfraw
Version: 1.0.7-3.1
Severity: normal

The URL for the swhois query has changed to:


Unfortunately, the system now uses a "captcha" style circumvention of
automated queries (a distorted graphical key is shown which must be
entered in the dialog), preventing automated queries.

Another search service should be used (a few minutes with Google hasn't
turned up any with global coverage), or this elvi dropped altogether.

Several other command-line WHOIS query tools exist, perhaps a wrapper to
present this information as a web page might be used?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux superego 2.4.23-1-686 #1 Sun Nov 30 20:51:10 EST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages surfraw depends on:
ii  dillo [www-browser]    0.7.3-1.1         GTK-based web browser
ii  emacs20 [www-browser]  20.7-13.1         The GNU Emacs editor.
hi  galeon [www-browser]   1.2.5-0.woody.1   Mozilla based web browser with GNO
ii  links [www-browser]    0.98-3            Character mode WWW browser
ii  lynx [www-browser]        Text-mode WWW Browser
ii  mozilla-browser [www-b 2:1.0.0-0.woody.1 Mozilla Web Browser - core and bro
ii  mozilla-firebird [www- 0.7-6             lightweight web browser based on M
ii  phoenix [www-browser]  0.5-4             a light-weight browser based on Mo
ii  w3m [www-browser]      0.4.2-2           WWW browsable pager with excellent
ii  xemacs21-mule [www-bro 21.4.6-8          Editor and kitchen sink -- Mule bi

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