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     services - service name database

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The services file contains information regarding  the  known
     available in the DARPA 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 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.

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SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      5,      1993
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