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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     services -- service name data base

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The services file contains information regarding the known services
     available in the Internet.  For each service a single line should be
     present with the following information:

	   official service name
	   port number
	   protocol 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 ``/'' is
     used to separate the port and protocol (e.g. ``512/tcp'').  A ``#'' indicates
 the beginning of a comment; subsequent characters up to the end of
     the line are not interpreted by the routines which search the file.

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

NIS INTERACTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Access to the NIS services.byname map can be enabled by adding a single
     ``+'' on a line by itself in the /etc/services file.  This causes the
     contents of the NIS services map to be inserted at the location where the
     ``+'' appears.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/services  The services 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 services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 5, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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