ETHERS(5)                  File formats                 ETHERS(5)

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 char acters.   A # at the beginning of a line starts a
       comment which extends to the end of the line.  The  Ether-
       net-address  is  written as x:x:x:x:x:x, where x is a hex-
       adecimal 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)

                         April 26th, 1996                       1