MirBSD manpage: services(5)

SERVICES(5)                  BSD Reference Manual                  SERVICES(5)

NAME

     services - service name database

DESCRIPTION

     The services file contains information regarding the known services
     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
           aliases

     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., "512/tcp").

     A hash mark ('#') indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent char-
     acters 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 del-
     imiter, newline, or comment character.

FILES

     /etc/services

SEE ALSO

     getservent(3)

HISTORY

     The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS

     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.

MirBSD #10-current               June 5, 1993                                1

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