Search in: Word
Vietnamese keyboard: Off
Virtual keyboard: Show
Computing (FOLDOC) dictionary
Jump to user comments
An Internet directory service for looking up names of people
on a remote server. Many servers respond to TCP queries on
port 43, in a manner roughly analogous to the DDN NIC
whois service described in RFC 954. Other sites provide
this directory service via the finger protocol or accept
queries by electronic mail for directory information. On
Unix the client command is
whois -h server_name person_name
You can also type "telnet server_name 43" and then type the
person's name on a separate line. For a list of whois
servers, FTP/Gopher: Or
whois -h whois-servers