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Retrieving info from a whois query

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Hi !
Can some one give me a little step by step to put me onthe right way..
I'd like to use PHP with Postresql.
I need to make many whois query on the domain names that we own, to store
the information such as expiration date and so in our DB.
I was thinking of :
using php to open the url of the query, retrieve the new web page with ftp
mode,
parsing the page with some "expression régulieres" and then uploading the
found data in my DB...

Can you tell me what you think of that, is there any way to be quicker and
easier, and maybe some advice on how to retrieve and parse the file..
because I dont really know how to..

Thank you..

Fred.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Fred wrote:
Hi !
Can some one give me a little step by step to put me onthe right way..
I'd like to use PHP with Postresql.
I need to make many whois query on the domain names that we own, to store
the information such as expiration date and so in our DB.
I was thinking of :
using php to open the url of the query, retrieve the new web page with ftp
mode,
parsing the page with some "expression régulieres" and then uploading the
found data in my DB...

Can you tell me what you think of that, is there any way to be quicker and
easier, and maybe some advice on how to retrieve and parse the file..
because I dont really know how to..

Thank you..

Fred.


Internic no longer allows scripted access to the whois information, they
require you to enter a "security code" that is in a JPG and is not textual.

There are whois applicatons that search most of the registrars for the
information, but you will need to find one that works and script it from
there... It was soooo easy when there was only one registrar... One of
the other issues is the fact that not all registrars present the data in
the same format.

Michael Austin.

Jul 17 '05 #2

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You will probably need to manually query the whois server using the
RWhois protocol (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1714.html) and fsockopen.
Jul 17 '05 #3

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Thanl you.
I'll read this.
It's also advised on how to collect the data from the whois query and to
store it in the DB ?
We de have a lot of registrars, this is what we will go on with the whois
query.
But actually I'll have to log manually on each registrar to know all the
domaines we own and as they are displayed like 20 domaines/page, it will
take time to read them all :-(
"John Downey" <jd*****@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:16**************************@posting.google.c om...
You will probably need to manually query the whois server using the
RWhois protocol (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1714.html) and fsockopen.

Jul 17 '05 #4

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Fred wrote:
Thanl you.
I'll read this.
It's also advised on how to collect the data from the whois query and to
store it in the DB ?
We de have a lot of registrars, this is what we will go on with the whois
query.
But actually I'll have to log manually on each registrar to know all the
domaines we own and as they are displayed like 20 domaines/page, it will
take time to read them all :-(
"John Downey" <jd*****@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:16**************************@posting.google.c om...
You will probably need to manually query the whois server using the
RWhois protocol (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1714.html) and fsockopen.



Or!!!! you could contract someone that already has this code available
(but not on Linux or Windows) that can do this for you and send you a
CSV file you can load into your database. Some guy by the name of
Michael Austin comes to mind... :) :)

Michael Austin
http://www.firstdbasource.com
Jul 17 '05 #5

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Not on linux nor windows ?
so where ??!
and.. your code juste store the data in your CSV file ?
I wish I could ask this cool guy to help me a little bit ;-)

"Michael Austin" <ma*****@firstdbasource.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:E8*****************@newssvr23.news.prodigy.co m...
Fred wrote:
Thanl you.
I'll read this.
It's also advised on how to collect the data from the whois query and to
store it in the DB ?
We de have a lot of registrars, this is what we will go on with the whois query.
But actually I'll have to log manually on each registrar to know all the
domaines we own and as they are displayed like 20 domaines/page, it will
take time to read them all :-(
"John Downey" <jd*****@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:16**************************@posting.google.c om...
You will probably need to manually query the whois server using the
RWhois protocol (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1714.html) and fsockopen.



Or!!!! you could contract someone that already has this code available
(but not on Linux or Windows) that can do this for you and send you a
CSV file you can load into your database. Some guy by the name of
Michael Austin comes to mind... :) :)

Michael Austin
http://www.firstdbasource.com

Jul 17 '05 #6

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Fred wrote:
Not on linux nor windows ?
so where ??!
and.. your code juste store the data in your CSV file ?
I wish I could ask this cool guy to help me a little bit ;-)

"Michael Austin" <ma*****@firstdbasource.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:E8*****************@newssvr23.news.prodigy.co m...
Fred wrote:
Thanl you.
I'll read this.
It's also advised on how to collect the data from the whois query and to
store it in the DB ?
We de have a lot of registrars, this is what we will go on with the
whois
query.
But actually I'll have to log manually on each registrar to know all the
domaines we own and as they are displayed like 20 domaines/page, it will
take time to read them all :-(
"John Downey" <jd*****@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:16**************************@posting.googl e.com...
You will probably need to manually query the whois server using the
RWhois protocol (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1714.html) and fsockopen.

Or!!!! you could contract someone that already has this code available
(but not on Linux or Windows) that can do this for you and send you a
CSV file you can load into your database. Some guy by the name of
Michael Austin comes to mind... :) :)

Michael Austin
http://www.firstdbasource.com



I recently received a whois kit that runs only on OpenVMS that talks to
nearly every registrar - at least a large number of them... I have a
whois page that gets the data for a single domain name. A slight
modification of this page would be able to iteratively read a file or db
containing the list of domains, do the inquiry and parse the information
you are looking for and output it in whatever format suits your fancy.
Unfortunately, this particular whois program does not have sources
available for porting to *x or Wxx.

And currently being unemployed, I have lots of time on my hands, but I
also have this quirk whereby, for some unexplainable reason, I need to
be able to eat as well... ;) (I also presume that the author of the
whois app also likes to be able to eat. )

Michael Austin.
http://www.firstdbasource.com/donation.html (works in IE - having
problems with FireFox)

Jul 17 '05 #7

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