A master interfaces file contains entries for all Sybase servers on the network. It can be used with every server and client connected to the network. By distributing copies of a master interfaces file, you can ensure that all Sybase products on the network interact with one another.
Distributing copies of one interfaces file (a master file) with entries for all Adaptive Servers is the easiest way to maintain consistency in the interfaces files in a homogeneous environment on a network.
You can make all changes to one version of the file and then copy the updated master file to all appropriate Sybase directories.
You can make a master file in one of two ways:
Using dsedit or dscp
Using a text editor
For Mac OS X, a utility called Server Discovery can be used to add entries to the interfaces file. For information, see the Installation Notes for Adaptive Server version 126.96.36.199 on Mac OS X.