Rwhois: WHOIS server querying

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WHOIS server querying

Description

Queries WHOIS servers

Usage

whois_query(hostname, server="whois.iana.org",
  follow.refer=TRUE, raw.data=FALSE, debug=FALSE
)
whois_keyextract(query_ret, keys, blacklist_values=NULL, unlist.recursive=TRUE)

Arguments

hostname

Server hostname (or hostnames as vector) to return results for.

server

WHOIS server to query (default: whois.iana.org)

follow.refer

Whether to follow referral information from a WHOIS result to query a different WHOIS server. Default TRUE.

raw.data

Whether to dump raw output as a character string without parsing. Default FALSE. If TRUE, this option supercedes follow.refer and forces it FALSE.

query_ret

data.frame that was returned from whois_query()

keys

Single string or vector of strings, case-insensitive, of what keys to look for in-order to return back values of from the whois return

debug

Boolean if you want debug prints (good for large quantities of manual data)

blacklist_values

Character or vector of values (or starting values) to skip when searching

unlist.recursive

Boolean if you want the unlist at the end to pass recursively

Value

whois_query() returns a data.frame whois_keyextract() returns a vector

Author(s)

Brad Cable

Examples

# Grab WHOIS data for a hostname
whois_query("bcable.net")

# Grab WHOIS data for an IP
whois_query("1.1.1.1")

# Grab WHOIS data for a hostname from a different whois server
whois_query("bcable.net", server="whois.verisign-grs.com")

# Grab multiple vectorized results
domains <- c("bcable.net", "duckduckgo.com")
whois_query(domains)

# Extract Country Info About IP Addresses
ip_addresses <- c("1.1.1.1", "4.2.2.4", "8.8.8.8")
query_ret <- whois_query(ip_addresses)
countries <- whois_keyextract(query_ret, "country")

# Extract Organization Info From Same IPs
organization_names <- whois_keyextract(query_ret,
  c("org-name", "orgname", "organisation", "organization")
)

Rwhois documentation built on July 13, 2022, 9:07 a.m.