Berkeley Network definition
(B-NET) Top level Unix Ethernet
software developed at the University of California at Berkeley
. There are no formal specifications but UCB's 4.2BSD Unix
implementation on the VAX
is the de facto standard. Distributed by Unisoft. Includes net.o driver routines for specific hardware, pseudo ttys, daemons
, hostname command to set/get name, /etc/hosts database of names and Internet address
es of other hosts, /etc/hosts.equiv host-wide database to control remote access, .rhosts per user version of hosts.equiv.
UCB's implementation of the Internet Protocol
includes trailers to improve performance on paged memory management systems such as VAXen
. These trailers are an exception to the Internet Protocol specification.