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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.  The hash
       character (#) indicates the  start  of  a  comment:  this  character,  and  the  remaining
       characters  up  to  the  end  of  the  current line, are ignored by library functions that
       process the file.

       The field descriptions are:

       name   The symbolic name for  the  network.   Network  names  can  contain  any  printable
              characters execept white-space characters or the comment character.

       number The  official  number  for this network in numbers-and-dots notation (see inet(3)).
              The trailing ".0" (for the host component of the network address) may be omitted.

       aliases
              Optional aliases for the network.

       This file is read by the route(8) and netstat(8) 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), netstat(8), route(8)

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