network name data base
file contains information
regarding the known networks which comprise the DARPA Internet. For each
network a single line should be present with the following information:
official network name
Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. A ``#''
indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of the line are
not interpreted by routines which search the file. This file is normally
created from the official network data base maintained at the Network
Information Control Center (NIC), though local changes may be required to
bring it up to date regarding unofficial aliases and/or unknown networks.
Network numbers may be specified in the conventional ``.'' (dot) notation using
routine from the Internet address manipulation library,
Network names may contain any printable character other than a field
delimiter, newline, or comment character.
networks file resides in
file format appeared in
A name server should be used instead of a static file.