git: b5d2aa615bce - stable/13 - man: Remove obsolete info from hosts man page

From: Gordon Bergling <>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2022 08:27:30 UTC
The branch stable/13 has been updated by gbe (doc committer):


commit b5d2aa615bce76005f6f6af3733fc820840a57c5
Author:     Warner Losh <>
AuthorDate: 2021-03-11 18:46:10 +0000
Commit:     Gordon Bergling <>
CommitDate: 2022-09-24 08:26:52 +0000

    man: Remove obsolete info from hosts man page
    The NIC no longer provides a host database, and hasn't for quite some
    time. Remove that paragraph, it's not been relevant for many years. Also, hosts
    appeared in 4.1c, not 4.2, so correct that too.
    Noticed by: Henry Bent
    (cherry picked from commit c22076b5283970908e74b3abece53efc4670e87d)
 share/man/man5/hosts.5 | 16 +---------------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/share/man/man5/hosts.5 b/share/man/man5/hosts.5
index 8b5dbaf3271c..d80c544b3644 100644
--- a/share/man/man5/hosts.5
+++ b/share/man/man5/hosts.5
@@ -64,20 +64,6 @@ These include addresses for the local interfaces that
 .Xr ifconfig 8
 needs at boot time and a few machines on the local network.
-This file may be created from the official host
-data base maintained at the Network Information Control
-.Pq Tn NIC ,
-though local changes may be required
-to bring it up to date regarding unofficial aliases
-and/or unknown hosts.
-As the data base maintained at
-.Tn NIC
-is incomplete, use of the name server is recommended for
-sites on the
 Network addresses are specified in the conventional
 ``.'' (dot) notation using the
 .Xr inet_addr 3
@@ -106,4 +92,4 @@ file resides in
 file format appeared in
-.Bx 4.2 .
+.Bx 4.1c .