[outages] whois.afrinic.net IPv6 down?

Graham Beneke graham at neology.co.za
Fri Feb 17 23:38:29 EST 2012


On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:02:57 -0500, Chuck Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> wrote:
>>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 ...

AfriNIC is busy with maintenance on their whois (and a few other things)
this weekend:

> Dear Colleagues,
> 
> Starting Friday 17 Feb at 1400UTC, we shall be doing maintenance
> works on the whois and MyAfriNIC services to take care of some key
> upgrades.
> 
> This may continue through the entire weekend, during which time,
> there could be intermittent lack of access to these services - which
> should be fully restored by Sunday 19 Feb 2000 UTC.

I will however forward this on to the relevant people so that they are
aware.

regards
-- 
Graham Beneke
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