HTABLE(8) System Manager's Manual HTABLE(8)
htable - convert DoD Internet format host table
htable converts a host table in the format specified by RFC 952 to the
format used by the network library routines. Three files are created
as a result of running htable: hosts, networks, and gateways. The
hosts file is used by the gethostent(3N) routines in mapping host names
to addresses. The networks file is used by the getnetent(3N) routines
in mapping network names to numbers. The gateways file is used by the
routing daemon in identifying ``passive'' Internet gateways; see
routed(8C) for an explanation.
If any of the files localhosts, localnetworks, or localgateways are
present in the current directory, the file's contents is prepended to
the output file without interpretation. This allows sites to maintain
local aliases and entries which are not normally present in the master
htable is best used in conjunction with the gettable(8C) program which
retrieves the DoD Internet host table from a host.
intro(3), gethostent(3N), getnetent(3N), gettable(8C), routed(8C)
Harrenstien, Ken, Mary Stahl, and Elizabeth Feinler, DoD Internet Host
Table Specification, RFC 952, Network Information Center, SRI Interna-
tional, Menlo Park, Calif., October 1985.
Does not properly calculate the gateways file.
9 September 1987 HTABLE(8)