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       networks - Contains network name information

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  networks  file  contains  information about the known
       networks  that  comprise  the  DARPA   (Defense   Advanced
       Research Projects Agency) Internet. Each network is represented
 by a single line in the networks file.  The  format
       for  the  entries in the networks file is as follows: Name
       Number Aliases

       The fields contain the  following:  The  official  network
       name.   The network number.  The unofficial names used for
       the network.

       Items on a line are separated by one or more spaces or tab
       characters.   Comments  begin with a # (number sign). Routines
 that search the networks file do not interpret characters
  from the beginning of a comment to the end of that
       line.  Network numbers  are  specified  in  dotted-decimal
       notation.   A network name can contain any printable character
 except a field delimiter, newline character, or comment
 character (#).

       The  networks  file  is normally created from the official
       network database maintained  at  the  Network  Information
       Center (NIC).  The file may need to be modified locally to
       include unofficial aliases or unknown networks.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: route(8)

       Functions: getnetbyaddr(3), getnetbyname(3), getnetent(3)

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