The ethers table stores information about the 48-bit Ethernet addresses of workstations on the Internet.
The ethers table has three columns:
|Addr||Ethernet-address||The 48-bit Ethernet address of the workstation|
|Name||Official-host-name||Name of the workstation, as specified in the hosts table|
|Comment||Comment||Optional comment about the entry|
An Ethernet address has the form:
where n is a hexadecimal number between 0 and FF, representing one byte. The address bytes are always in network order (most significant byte first).