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BSD 2.11 - man page for services (bsd section 5)

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)