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HTABLE(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  HTABLE(8)



NAME
       htable - convert DoD Internet format host table

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/htable filename

DESCRIPTION
       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
       database.

       htable is best used in conjunction with the gettable(8C) program  which
       retrieves the DoD Internet host table from a host.

FILES
       localhosts
       localnetworks
       localgateways

SEE ALSO
       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.

BUGS
       Does not properly calculate the gateways file.



                               9 September 1987                      HTABLE(8)