MirBSD manpage: ethers(5)

ETHERS(5)                    BSD Reference Manual                    ETHERS(5)


     ethers - Ethernet host name database


     The ethers file maps Ethernet addresses to host names. Lines consist of
     an address and a host name, separated by any number of blanks and/or tab
     characters. A '#' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to
     the end of the line are not interpreted by routines which search the

     Ethernet addresses are expressed as six hexadecimal numbers separated by
     colons. The functions described in ethers(3) can read and produce this

     The ethers file has support for YP functionality, which is enabled by
     specifying a '+' alone on a line.




     ethers(3), diskless(8)


     The ethers file format was adopted from SunOS and appeared in NetBSD


     A name server should be used instead of a static file.

     Lines in /etc/ethers are limited to BUFSIZ characters (currently 1024).
     Longer lines will be ignored.

MirBSD #10-current            December 16, 1993                              1

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