services - service name database
The services file contains information regarding the known
available in the DARPA Internet. For each service, a single
be present with the following information:
official service name
Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. The
port number and protocol name are considered a single item;
a slash (`/')
is used to separate the port and protocol (e.g.,
A hash mark (`#') indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent characters
up to the end of the line are not interpreted by the
which search the file.
Service names may contain any printable character other than
a field delimiter,
newline, or comment character.
The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.
A name server should be used instead of a static file.
/etc/services are limited to BUFSIZ characters (currently
lines will be ignored.
OpenBSD 3.6 June 5, 1993
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