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SERVICES(5)		 DragonFly File Formats Manual		   SERVICES(5)

NAME

services -- service name data base

DESCRIPTION

The services file contains information regarding the known services available in the 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 ``#'' indi- cates the beginning of a comment; subsequent characters 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 delimiter, newline, or comment character.

NIS INTERACTION

Access to the NIS services.byname map can be enabled by adding a single ``+'' on a line by itself in the /etc/services file. This causes the contents of the NIS services map to be inserted at the location where the ``+'' appears.

FILES

/etc/services The services file resides in /etc.

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. DragonFly 3.7 June 5, 1993 DragonFly 3.7