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GETTABLE(8C)                                                      GETTABLE(8C)



NAME
       gettable - get NIC format host tables from a host

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/gettable host

DESCRIPTION
       Gettable  is  a  simple  program  used  to obtain the NIC standard host
       tables from a ``nicname'' server.  The indicated host  is  queried  for
       the  tables.   The  tables,  if  retrieved,  are  placed  in  the  file
       hosts.txt.

       Gettable operates by opening a TCP connection to the port indicated  in
       the  service specification for ``nicname''.  A request is then made for
       ``ALL'' names and the resultant information is  placed  in  the  output
       file.

       Gettable  is  best used in conjunction with the htable(8) program which
       converts the NIC standard file format  to  that  used  by  the  network
       library lookup routines.

SEE ALSO
       intro(3N), htable(8)

BUGS
       Should allow requests for only part of the database.



4th Berkeley Distribution        4 March 1983                     GETTABLE(8C)