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ETHERS(5)          Linux System Administrator's Manual         ETHERS(5)

NAME         top

       ethers - Ethernet address to IP number database

DESCRIPTION         top

       /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         top

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

FILES         top


SEE ALSO         top

       arp(8), rarp(8)

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net-tools                      2008-10-03                      ETHERS(5)

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