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     protocols - protocol name database

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The protocols file contains information regarding the  known
     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 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.

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

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HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The protocols file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     A name server should be  used  instead  of  a  static  file.
Lines in
     /etc/protocols  are  limited to BUFSIZ characters (currently
1024).  Longer
     lines will be ignored.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      5,      1993
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