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NAME

networks - network name information  

DESCRIPTION

The file /etc/networks is a plain ASCII file that describes known DARPA networks and symbolic names for these networks. Each line represents a network and has the following structure:

name number aliases ...

where the fields are delimited by spaces or tabs. Empty lines are ignored. If a line contains a hash mark (#), the hash mark and the remaining part of the line are ignored.

The field descriptions are:

name
The symbolic name for the network.
number
The official number for this network in dotted-decimal notation. The trailing ".0" may be omitted.
aliases
Optional aliases for the network.

This file is read by route or netstat utilities. Only Class A, B or C networks are supported, partitioned networks (i.e. network/26 or network/28) are not supported by this facility.  

FILES

/etc/networks
The networks definition file.
 

SEE ALSO

getnetbyaddr(3), getnetbyname(3), getnetent(3), route(8), netstat(8)  

COLOPHON

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