Subject: Re: /etc/ethers versus arp?
To: Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 07/10/2000 10:07:43
On Sun, Jul 09, 2000 at 10:19:26PM -0400, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> What out there uses /etc/ethers, other than rarpd(8)?
tcpdump uses it to translate MAC addresses back to names.
The NIS stuff uses it to create the ethers.* maps.
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