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services(5) [bsd man page]

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. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 6, 1986 SERVICES(5)

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SERVICES(5)						      BSD 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 ``#'' indicates 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. If ``db'' is specified as source in the nsswitch.conf(5), /var/db/services.db is searched. The database in /var/db/services.db needs to be updated with services_mkdb(8) after changes to the services file have been applied. 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), nsswitch.conf(5), services_mkdb(8) HISTORY
The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD. BUGS
A name server should be used instead of a static file. BSD
April 4, 2010 BSD

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