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GETTABLE(8C)                                                      GETTABLE(8C)



NAME
       gettable - get DARPA Internet format host table from a host

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/gettable host

DESCRIPTION
       gettable is a simple program used to obtain the DARPA Internet host ta-
       ble from a "hostname" server.  The indicated host is  queried  for  the
       table.  The table, if retrieved, is placed in the file hosts.txt.

       gettable  operates by opening a TCP connection to the port indicated in
       the service specification for "hostname" .  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 DARPA Internet host table format to that used by the  net-
       work library lookup routines.

SEE ALSO
       intro(3), htable(8)

       Harrenstien,  Ken,  Mary Stahl, and Elizabeth Feinler, HOSTNAME Server,
       RFC 953, Network Information Center,  SRI  International,  Menlo  Park,
       Calif., October 1985.

BUGS
       Should allow requests for only part of the database.



                               9 September 1987                   GETTABLE(8C)