>> I might be missing something but what could you do with the telnet
>> interface that you can't do with dig or nslookup? (both CLI)
>Er, you're missing quite a bit. whois != dns.
Correctomundo. When I wrote this it was in response to a reference
to a telnet interface to a root server, which implies DNS. Note my
later message pointing out this very fact when Vince's later message
made it clear that he was in fact referring to a telnet interface to
Also note Vince's later message suggesting we not get bogged down in