gettable - get NIC format host tables from a host
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
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
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.
Should allow requests for only part of the database.
4th Berkeley Distribution 4 March 1983 GETTABLE(8C)