Your message dated Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:32:54 +0000
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and subject line Bug#870925: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #807316,
regarding jwhois: WHOIS vs RDAP or WhoisRWS
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Package: jwhois
Version: 4.0-2.1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,
I looked up an abuse address for and found  The mail bounced.  I thought I'd report invalid
WHOIS data, but instead report this.  Because ARIN's web page returned a valid,
different email address.  How come?

My guess is that nowadays they use WhoisRWS, which, as I understand it, is RDAP
using XML rather than JSON.  Apparently, they consider WHOIS so disused that
they don't bother removing a redirection pointing to an outdated WHOIS server

This whishlist entry asks that jwhois makes RDAP queries and falls back to
WHOIS for legacy servers only, so as to make the transition smooth.
Alternatively, jwhois could stick to the WHOIS protocol; in this case an
outstanding warning should appear in its man page.

Thank you

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages jwhois depends on:
ii  adduser       3.113+nmu3
ii  dpkg          1.17.26
ii  install-info  5.2.0.dfsg.1-6
ii  libc6         2.19-18+deb8u1
ii  libgdbm3      1.8.3-13.1

Versions of packages jwhois recommends:
ii  lynx  2.8.9dev1-2+deb8u1

jwhois suggests no packages.

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Version: 4.0-2.1+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package jwhois has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using

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