PROTOCOLS(5) File Formats Manual PROTOCOLS(5)
protocols - protocol name data base
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
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.
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)