[PATCH] busybox: enable whois by default
mail at aparcar.org
Wed Nov 18 17:23:00 EST 2020
On Tue Nov 17, 2020 at 9:22 PM HST, Josef Schlehofer wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Thank you for your feedback.
> I was surprised how fast this was rejected and I thought that there is
> going to be some vote or discussion about it. My bad.
> I noticed that on OpenWrt forum, there are some requests like this 
> to have whois present on their routers. We can be thinking about which
> tools are essentials to you and which are you using. On the other hand,
> why we should be using whois on a mobile phone or on websites. Because
> in my opinion, It's all just a matter of taste.
OpenWrt has a taste for storage constrained devices, so whatever
increases the default size by multiple kB is evaluated in depth.
In this case it's easily installed via `opkg`.
> For now, I am satisfied with enabled whois in busybox and as I was doing
> compile and run tests. I thought that it was a nice idea to share it
> with you.
> Anyway, there isn't anything wrong with that! At least we have it
> documented on the mailing list, so we can refer to it in the future.
I ported the suggested whois package to OpenWrt, it has more features
and doesn't take up any extra space for the default case.
> On 17. 11. 20 21:18, Paul Spooren wrote:
> > On Mon Nov 16, 2020 at 9:14 PM HST, Petr Štetiar wrote:
> >> Josef Schlehofer <pepe.schlehofer at gmail.com> [2020-11-17 02:07:09]:
> >> Hi,
> >>> Whois can identify who owns a domain and how to get reach owner. Providing
> >>> this tool in OpenWrt someone does not need to use websites for everything.
> >> I don't think, that this tool is essential enough to be shipped by
> >> default.
> > I agree.
> >> One can use whois on desktop or mobile phone for example. I think, that
> >> packaging whois shouldn't be that hard, then you've it one `opkg
> >> install`
> >> away.
> >> 1. https://github.com/rfc1036/whois
> >> Cheers,
> >> Petr
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> openwrt-devel mailing list
> >> openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org
> >> https://lists.openwrt.org/mailman/listinfo/openwrt-devel
More information about the openwrt-devel