|NETWORKS(5)||Linux System Administration||NETWORKS(5)|
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:
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:
- The symbolic name for the network. Network names can contain any printable characters except white-space characters or the comment character.
- 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.
- 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.
- The networks definition file.
SEE ALSO¶getnetbyaddr(3), getnetbyname(3), getnetent(3), netstat(8), route(8)
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