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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gettable (opensolaris section 1m)

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

NAME
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)