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ETHERS

Section: File formats (5)
Updated: May 15th, 2005
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NAME ethers - Ethernet address to IP number database

 

DESCRIPTION /etc/ethers contains 48 bit Ethernet addresses and their corresponding

IP numbers, one line for each IP number:

Ethernet-address IP-number

The two items are separated by any number of SPACE and/or TAB characters. A # at the beginning of a line starts a comment which extends to the end of the line. The Ethernet-address is written as x:x:x:x:x:x, where x is a hexadecimal number between 0 and ff which represents one byte of the address, which is in network byte order (big-endian). The IP-number may be a hostname which can be resolved by DNS or a dot separated number.  

EXAMPLES 08:00:20:00:61:CA pal

 

FILES /etc/ethers

 

SEE ALSO rarp(8)


 

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NAME ethers - Ethernet address to IP number database
DESCRIPTION /etc/ethers contains 48 bit Ethernet addresses and their corresponding
EXAMPLES 08:00:20:00:61:CA pal
FILES /etc/ethers
SEE ALSO rarp(8)




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