gettable - get DARPA Internet format host table from a host
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.
Harrenstien, Ken, Mary Stahl, and Elizabeth Feinler, HOSTNAME Server,
RFC 953, Network Information Center, SRI International, Menlo Park,
Calif., October 1985.
Should allow requests for only part of the database.
9 September 1987 GETTABLE(8C)