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SERVICES(5)                   File Formats Manual                  SERVICES(5)



NAME
       services - service name data base

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 ``/''  is
       used  to  separate  the  port and protocol (e.g. ``512/tcp'').  A ``#''
       indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end  of  the
       line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.

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

FILES
       /etc/services

SEE ALSO
       getservent(3N)

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



4th Berkeley Distribution       15 January 1983                    SERVICES(5)