[outages] whois.afrinic.net IPv6 down?

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Feb 17 18:02:57 EST 2012


>whois -n 81.192.53.76
[Querying whois.afrinic.net]
[Unable to connect to remote host]

>telnet whois.afrinic.net whois
Trying 2001:42d0:0:410::130...
telnet: connect to address 2001:42d0:0:410::130: Connection refused
Trying 196.216.2.130...
Connected to whois.afrinic.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
% This is the AfriNIC Whois server.

My poor whois client doesn't seem to retry over IPv4 :-( Forcing it to
use IPv4 works:

>whois -h 196.216.2.130  -n x.x.x.x
[Querying 196.216.2.130]
[196.216.2.130]
% This is the AfriNIC Whois server.

% Note: this output has been filtered.

% Information related to ...


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