ethers - Ethernet address to IP number database


   /etc/ethers  contains 48 bit Ethernet addresses and their corresponding
   IP numbers, one line for each IP number:

          Ethernet-address  IP-number

   The two  items  are  separated  by  any  number  of  SPACE  and/or  TAB
   characters.   A  #  at  the  beginning of a line starts a comment which
   extends to the end of the line.  The  Ethernet-address  is  written  as
   x:x:x:x:x:x,  where  x  is  a hexadecimal number between 0 and ff which
   represents one byte of the address, which  is  in  network  byte  order
   (big-endian).  The IP-number may be a hostname which can be resolved by
   DNS or a dot separated number.


   08:00:20:00:61:CA  pal






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