I need to write a simple whois server for my ccTLD. I understand from RFC that it is to be on port 43 and respond the domain entrie , or not found ( due to he size and operations mode I will use an existing hash file of all the registered domain).
The Whois server will be on machines also running an apache 2000 information site. My idea was to make the Apache parameter to be "*" for the ports and to have a virtual host on the whois domain name and a whois.cgi as a default entry page.
- from experience will this work ? What is advisable ?
- has someone experience of building such a Perl web-server on a dedicated part and of the apache proper setting ?