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Re: Automating whois??

by shockme (Chaplain)
on Nov 10, 2003 at 20:27 UTC ( #305958=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Automating whois??

Well, there's always Net::Whois. This would allow you to grab and sort on the information you need, without worrying with all of the parsing.

If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.

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Re: Re: Automating whois??
by sunadmn (Curate) on Nov 10, 2003 at 21:08 UTC
    I did look at CPAN and found that the Net::Whois mod looks like it would work had it not be for the shear number of domains this will be ran on ( about 10,000 total ) so the issue I run into there is just exact timing. There was an issue sometime back where the whois DB servers we just getting spam'd with requests so in turn the whois companies ( Internic, register, NetSol ) all have put in place wrappers that only allow "X" amount of requests per min/sec. Now with that said I have to use the software provided by my partner ( ) to run my whois. With their system I can run an unlimited number of whois requests without the wrapper taking control, so with that said the common CPAN mods aren't going to work unless anyone knows a catch 22 / loophole.
      Do you know what "X" is? or have the time/patience to get close enough? If so, would it be unreasonable to have your script perform only a few at a time? You could catch the time at the beginning of the loop through the domains, and if it is going to fast, just pause the program for a while with a syscall. If you can't have the program running all day, just run it at night and keep track of which domains you have done already.

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