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

gettable - get NIC format host tables from a host SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/gettable [ -v ] host [ outfile ] DESCRIPTION
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 outfile or by default, hosts.txt. The -v option will get just the version number instead of the complete host table and put the output in the file outfile or by default, hosts.ver. 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 file. 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. SEE ALSO
intro(3N), htable(8), named(8) BUGS
If the name-domain system provided network name mapping well as host name mapping, gettable would no longer be needed. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution November 17, 1996 GETTABLE(8)

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gettable(1M)						  System Administration Commands					      gettable(1M)

gettable - get DoD Internet format host table from a host SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/gettable host DESCRIPTION
gettable is a simple program used to obtain the DoD Internet host table from a "hostname" server. The specified host is queried for the table. The table 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(1M) program which converts the DoD Internet host table format to that used by the net- work library lookup routines. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWnisu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
htable(1M), attributes(5) Harrenstien, Ken, Mary Stahl, and Elizabeth Feinler, HOSTNAME Server, RFC 953, Network Information Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, California, October 1985. NOTES
Should allow requests for only part of the database. SunOS 5.11 14 Sep 1992 gettable(1M)
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