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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     protocols -- protocol name data base

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The protocols file contains information regarding the known protocols
     used in the DARPA Internet.  For each protocol a single line should be
     present with the following information:

	   official protocol name
	   protocol number

     Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters.  A
     ``#'' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of
     the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.

     Protocol names may contain any printable character other than a field
     delimiter, newline, or comment character.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/protocols  The protocols file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     A name server should be used instead of a static file.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The protocols file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 5, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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