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NETWORKS(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		   NETWORKS(5)

NAME
     networks -- network name data base

DESCRIPTION
     The networks file contains	information regarding the known	networks which
     comprise the DARPA	Internet.  For each network a single line should be
     present with the following	information:

	   official network name
	   network number
	   aliases

     Items are 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.  This
     file is normally created from the official	network	data base maintained
     at	the Network Information	Control	Center (NIC), though local changes may
     be	required to bring it up	to date	regarding unofficial aliases and/or
     unknown networks.

     Network numbers may be specified in the conventional ``.''	(dot) notation
     using the inet_network(3) routine from the	Internet address manipulation
     library, inet(3).	Network	names may contain any printable	character
     other than	a field	delimiter, newline, or comment character.

FILES
     /etc/networks  The	networks file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO
     getnetent(3)

HISTORY
     The networks file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS
     A name server should be used instead of a static file.

FreeBSD	9.2			 June 5, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.2

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