|ETHERS(5)||File Formats Manual||ETHERS(5)|
ethersfile maps Ethernet addresses to host names. Lines consist of an address and a host name, separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. A ‘
#’ indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.
Ethernet addresses are expressed as six hexadecimal numbers separated by colons. The functions described in ethers(3) can read and produce this format.
ethersfile format was adopted from SunOS and appeared in NetBSD 0.9b.
Lines in /etc/ethers are limited to
BUFSIZ characters (currently 1024). Longer lines
will be ignored.
|November 9, 2018||OpenBSD-current|