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PROTOCOLS(5)		 DragonFly 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 The protocols file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO

getprotoent(3)

HISTORY

The protocols file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS

A name server should be used instead of a static file. DragonFly 4.1 June 5, 1993 DragonFly 4.1