File Extension Library

.NETRC File Extension

  • Developer by: IBM
  • Category: Settings, options, themes or skins Files

What are .NETRC files and how to open them?

Can't open .NETRC file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .NETRC file.

What is a .NETRC file extension?

.NETRC file extension is created by IBM. .NETRC has been classified as Settings, options, themes or skins Files.

.NETRC is TCP/IP settings file

File extension netrc appears to be related to a special setting format for TCP/IP networks.

$HOME/.netrc file contains information used by the automatic login feature of the rexec and ftp commands. It is a hidden file in a user's home directory and must be owned either by the user executing the command or by the root user. If the .netrc file contains a login password, the file's permissions must be set to 600 (read and write by owner only). This file is part of TCP/IP in Network Support Facilities.

Note: These files are not used by any programs when the securetcpip command is running on your system.

How to open:

Possibly can be edited using any text editor.

How to convert:

Settings files are not generally meant to be converted to anything else.

How to fix problems with .NETRC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .NETRC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .NETRC file format
  2. You need to check the .NETRC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)