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PROTOCOLS(5)                  File Formats Manual                 PROTOCOLS(5)



NAME
       protocols - protocol name data base

DESCRIPTION
       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
       aliases

       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
       /etc/protocols

SEE ALSO
       getprotoent(3N)

BUGS
       A name server should be used  instead  of  a  static  file.   A  binary
       indexed file format should be available for fast access.



                                15 January 1983                   PROTOCOLS(5)