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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:

              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

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

FILES

       /etc/ethers

SEE ALSO

       rarp(8)

                                May 15th, 2005                       ETHERS(5)