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Programmatic Access to the Host Database via the hostExtDB Library

Programmatic access to read the Princeton University Host Database is available via the hostExtDB library.

The hostExtDB library is a perl5 library which programmers may use to extract information from the Host Database.

The library is made available via the /usr/hostdatabase NFS filesystem exported by OIT; the filesystem may be mounted by NFS clients at Princeton University.

Detailed documentation for using the library is available in the hostExtDB manual page.

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Last Updated: June 7 2011