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Manual Reference Pages  -  DNS-ETHERS-IMPORT (1)

NAME

dns-ethers-import - generate DNS tables from /etc/ethers entries

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Example

SYNOPSIS

dns-ethers-import [ option... ] filename...
dns-ethers-import -Help
dns-ethers-import -VERSion

DESCRIPTION

The dns-ethers-import program is used to read your /etc/ethers file and produce a DNS-formatted database. This is used to maintain a database with the IP address and the MAC address in the same file. This helps find omissions and inconsistencies.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:
-Domain name
  This option may be used to set the domain name in the generated file. Defaults to you system domain name, if set, otherwise ‘‘example.com’’.
-Help Provide some help with using the dns-ethers-import program.
-VERSion Print the version of the dns-ethers-import program being executed.

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EXAMPLE

If you have an /etc/ethers file which looks like this:


[Include document man1/example.ethers.so]

By using the following command

% dns-ethers-import /etc/ethers ethers-tmp
%


You will see an output file of the form


$origin example.com.
@               in      soa     example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (
                                3       ; serial
                                10800   ; refresh: 3 hours
                                1800    ; retry: 30 minutes
                                604800  ; expire: 1 week
                                86400 ) ; minimum: 1 day
mercury         ether   a       2:7:1:f:b7:fb
venus           ether   a       2:60:8c:2d:20:c4
earth           ether   a       8:0:20:79:1f:d
mars            ether   a       aa:0:4:0:86:53
jupiter         ether   a       8:0:2b:99:49:ad
saturn          ether   a       0:40:10:56:43:57
neptune         ether   a       0:aa:0:69:7c:5b
uranus          ether   a       0:0:e8:a4:0:25
pluto           ether   a       8:0:9:d:2a:87


You are expected to manually edit this into the rest of the database. You especially need to put sensable values into the SOA record.

See dns-ethers(1) for how to retrieve your /etc/ethers file once you have imported it.

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