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Global options

The global options of JWHOIS configure some basic facilities that are to be used for all hosts and queries made.

By default, the location of the cache file is `/usr/local/var/jwhois.db', but this can be changed at compile time. The option @option{cachefile} also changes the location.
The default expire time for all cached objects it 7 days (168 hours). this can be changed with the @option{cacheexpire} option. The value is the number of hours that objects is considered to be current.
Whois-servers.net is a service offered by the CenterGate Research Group. They register CNAMEs in the whois-servers.net domain for every known top-level domain, pointing to the appropriate whois server. When querying for `wildebeest.se' for example, JWHOIS would look for an address se.whois-servers.net and query the appropriate server based on that information. If you wish to make whois-servers.net-style queries using another domain name than whois-servers.net, you can change this option to the domain name you want.
These options control the HTTP support on JWHOIS. @option{browser-pathname} should be set to the path and executable of the browser you wish to use to download information from HTTP-gateways. This is normally a program such as LYNX or CURL. @option{browser-stdarg} sets the arguments to pass to the browser in order to have the browser direct its options to the standard output. JWHOIS catches this information and displays it to the user. @option{browser-postarg} sets the arguments used to enable a LYNX-style processing of POST requests. A LYNX-style processing means that the program, when passed this option, should accept one variable per line of input on standard input, ended with three dashes.


cachefile = "/var/lib/jwhois.db";
cacheexpire = 168;
browser-pathname = "/usr/bin/lynx";
browser-stdarg = "-dump";
browser-postarg = "-post_data";

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