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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:
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
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
SEE ALSO rarp(8)
- 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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