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System process is making calls to suspicious ip addresses, but I cant find which session process is making them

Pretty sure it's a worm. I found this out by making a small app that takes every network call listed Resource Monitor and sends the IPs to a WHOIS API. I just say many weird calls to Amsterdam, ...
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Why can a defunct company still be assigned an IP address/IP address range by ARIN? [closed]

Basically, I'm looking at the Whois record of an IP address and the organization listed is a defunct company acquired in the late 1990s. The Whois record was updated last year, so why is the defunct ...
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WHOIS query for specific TLD and Registrar

Is there any way to query the public WHOIS like this: Give me all registered domain names for this extension AND by this registrar: whois ".ext" AND whois.registrar.ext Of course I'm aiming at ...
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What are the methods used by GeoIP services besides WHOIS info? [closed]

I was just wondering how GeoIP services collect data about IPs geo location besides checking IP address WHOIS information. For example I stumbled upon this website, that says that IP 74.207.244.221 is ...
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What is RDDS service and how to query the RDDS service

When I search whois data for some domains for example, liquid-solutions.biz, I get the following: Registrant Email: Please query the RDDS service of the Registrar of Record identified in this output ...
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How to see past DNS record history

A company I am about to do business with has a domain that is less than 1 year old per Whois, but they are supposed to be very old. When questioned, they say that their website is very old but their ...
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Domain not valid for whois lookup yet still live .co.sz Swaziland

I tried to do a lookup on a domain I manage in Swaziland 'ngwenyaglass.co.sz' and I came up against the following error on whois.com Invalid domain name... We are unable to perform a lookup for ...
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Whois cli command not returning contact details

I am using jwhois version 4.0, Copyright (C) 1999-2007 to attempt to retrieve the contact details for a domain, however, the contact details do not seem to be listed anymore, I am missing a flag or ...
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Where does ARIN publish IP to ASN assignments?

If ARIN (https://www.arin.net) is in charge of assigning IP addresses to individuals and organizations (in America) in order to avoid IP address conflicts on the internet, why do they not publish an ...
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Why can't I run a WHOIS query on certain sites, such as fbi.gov and thepiratebay.se

Why can't I run a WHOIS query (https://www.whois.net/) on certain sites, such as fbi.gov and thepiratebay.se? Does the FBI and Pirate Bay server simply block the connection, or are the entries ...
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How to find who owns a domain

I have used WhoIs and I see who the Register of a Domain is. I am unclear how to see who owns the Domain. Where do I see this? Thanks
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Whois database cannot find the entry?

I was looking some domains, and I got the result that a domain is already taken. I went to look on https://whois.icann.org and when I enter a domain I got this response: The requested second-level ...
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What this strange output in Network Utility means when I do whois for apple.com? [duplicate]

I did a whois command for apple.com in Network Utility and got output which incluces this text: APPLE.COM-INTERNATIONALSECURE.COM APPLE.COM.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM APPLE.COM.BEYONDWHOIS.COM APPLE....
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Where does the whois command get its information from?

Usually, I go to whois.icann.org to find domain names, but there are limits to the number of searches I can do, and I sometimes have to solve captchas. There doesn't seem to be such limits with the ...
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How can a domain name be registered and showing content but not have any DNS or nameserver entries?

I have done a whois lookup on theinsuranceemporium.co.uk but even though it outputs a test page at local.theinsuranceemporium.co.uk and a whois lookup shows the registering party, there are no DNS or ...
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Linux whois over https?

I am not using a VPN or other SSH/tunneling protocol. I would like to encrypt whois queries made via the terminal. It appears that using whoisin a linux terminal queries over an http connection as ...
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Ran a WHOIS query, returned info as well as a blacklist indication?

I am following the Pentesterlab Bootcamp and I have started playing with the WHOIS command in terminal. I ran a WHOIS command and received the queried information, as well as an indication that my IP ...
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Two IP addresses, different network ID = different networks?

Part of my coursework involves tracerouting a number of UK academic websites. When tracing oxford.ac.uk, before reaching the end (129.67.242.154), it goes through a few 192.76.xx.xx routers which (...
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why difference while using the whois tool?

I just used the whois to see how it works and i searched for a URL, every thing was right but there was a little confusion that when i searched the same url with and without "www" it showed two ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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WHOIS: Extra responses? [duplicate]

I recently decided to run a WHOIS query on Microsoft.com using the Linux whois client. I was greeted by a flood of obviously non-Microsoft.com domains that begin with the string "Microsoft.com" (many ...
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How can I make whois talking about the domain I asked only?

For example, whois =APAEB.COM says Whois Server Version 2.0 Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net ...
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Trouble with DNS query using whois

What does the look them up with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record mean? The man page does not discuss an equal sign, and I got an error when I tried to use the = literal. $ whois a.com ...
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How to whois new TLDs?

How can I look up new TLDs, such as .email, .guru, etc., using the whois command in linux? Running whois on a new TLD only gives the response: No whois server is known for this kind of object.
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Domain name is not resolving (Can't find: No answer)

I'm having a domain yantdom.com It has valid whois information: Name Server: ns1.myownns.ru Name Server: ns2.myownns.ru And the nameserver it's stored on works fine: $nslookup yantdom....
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Why is whois data not available for some sites?

I am trying to check the whois details for a site uq.oz.au and not able to find any data. I have tried multiple whois engines. Could someone let me know why this is the case? Shouldn't registration ...
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Whois command corrupted on mac

Whois lookup is not displaying correct information. Dig and other network commands work perfectly correct and I'm able to connect to any/everything. However, this whois lookup corruption concerns me. ...
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IDN-aware Windows command line WHOIS utility

I use Mark Russinovich's excellent whois.exe to perform WHOIS queries from the command prompt in Microsoft Windows. This works very well, but it does not handle IDNs. For instance, if I try to check ...
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whois query doesn't work

Today I encountered a problem with jwhois. The problem is that it doesn't respond at all. It just queries the given or predefined host and gives no other output after this. Here are a few examples: ...
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Access to the .co Zone File?

Not sure if SuperUser is the right place to ask this, feel free to move accordingly. I've been looking for how/where to get access to the complete .co zone file, but so far I only found a couple of ...
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How does ping figure out the IP address of a website?

I'm trying to understand better the different network-query tools such as nc, curl, whois, dig, nslookup and at the same time a bit more about the architecture of internet requests, servers, and the ...
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How can I determine country information from whois output when two are returned?

whois 61.14.160.0 gives me the following result. Which of the two countries listed should be correct (MY or JP)? % [whois.apnic.net node-2] % Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/...
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How can I find all the domains a specific name server is hosting?

How can I find out all the domains a specific name server is hosting? When evaluating shared web hosting services, it would be nice to be able to see how many other domains are being hosted on the ...
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is whoisthisdomain by nirsoft safe? [closed]

I have been in the domain world for about 3 months now but have already been a victim of front running. I use the command line now, but I don't like typing commands and sometimes I get "server failed" ...
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Timeout in whois command

Unable to figure out the problem with whois command. Whenever i give any query to whois command it gives timeout error. I also learned about jwhois command but it seems it is also getting similar ...
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How to find out the host for a dubious website?

I've recently received a spam email that links to a website of legally doubtful content. How can I find out the Internet provider for the site, such that I can complain about the site? The whois-...
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Whois wildcard query

In a dicussion with an organization owning the "foo" trademark I'd like to look for all domains containing foo in their name or at least domains starting with "foo". How could I do such a whois search?...
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Automator script to do a whois lookup

I'd like to take an IP address from my Terminal, right click, select Services > Whois and get the results back somehow. This doesn't exist so I'm wanting to create a simple Automator script to do ...
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Parsing .co.uk whois with awk

I wonder if someone could tell me why these awks are not working, they should supply the registrar and the expiry date : ${AWK} -F: '/Registrar:/ && $0 != "" { getline; REGISTRAR=substr($0,2,...
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Scripting output of a telnet connection

Another whois question, is it possible for me to take the output of a telnet connection to a file. telnet whois.internic.net 43 then I =google.com and get a response. Can I get this to return to ...
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Whois Response issues

Ok trying to work this out and getting confused. I am using the whois command and getting responses from the registrar server ie : whois google.com this returns for the expirys : Created on...........
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What are the limits of whois command on unix?

All WHOIS services I've used on the Web have some limit on number of queries per day or per hour. However, the limit of the whois command on UNIX doesn't seem to be specified anywhere.
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Check a list of domains with the WHOIS command

I want to set up a batch file or cronjob of some sort, using the linux command line, to check the availability of domain names. I will provide the list of domains to check using another file. It must ...
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How to do many whois look-ups via Windows? [closed]

I am used to using whois.sc/domaintools by just typing http://whois.sc/superuser.com via the browser, but I am liking less and less that they are selling private historical whois information for money....
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How do I figure out which user is behind an IP address?

I was able to get a connected IP addresses on my network by pinging the broadcast IP. Now how do I figure out more information about that individual IP address, say it is 192.168.0.199? Can I say ...
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What breaks my whois on OS X?

For some reason whois does not seem to work on my machine: whois heise.de whois: connect(): Connection refused whois google.com whois: connect(): Connection refused whois cia.gov whois: connect(): ...
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Windows port of jwhois?

Other than UnxUtils or GnuWin32, does anyone know of any Windows ports of the GNU jwhois utility? UnxUtils contains a very old version (2.4.1) that no longer works properly, and GnuWin32 crashes ...
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What does getting an answer from dig but not from whois imply?

So when I execute this: dig hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com I get this: hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com. 7208 IN A 71.74.56.122 hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com. 7208 IN A 71.74.56.123 hrndva-omtalb.mail.rr.com....
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Lists all domains hosted on an IP address

I am looking for a command line way to find all the domains hosted on the same IP address. Is there a way to scan all A records with nslookup? How do Sites like: http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-...
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Private whois: How to know the owner? [closed]

Is there a way to get information about the owner of a domain with private whois ?