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protocols(4)							  protocols(4)

NAME
       protocols - protocol name database

DESCRIPTION
       This  file associates protocol numbers with official protocol names and
       aliases.	 This allows the user to refer to a  protocol  by  a  symbolic
       name  instead  of a number.  For each protocol, a single line should be
       present with the following information:

	      <official protocol name>	<official protocol number>  <aliases>

       These mappings are defined in RFC 1700

       Aliases are other names under which the protocol is  also  known.   For
       example:

       In this example, the library call can be invoked as:

       instead of

       Both produce the same results.

       A line cannot start with a space.  Items are separated by any number of
       blanks and/or tab characters.  A character indicates the beginning of a
       comment.	  Characters  from  the	 to the end of the line are not interÔÇÉ
       preted by routines which search the file.

       Protocol names can contain any printable character other than  a	 white
       space,  new-line,  or  comment  character.  Trailing blanks or tabs are
       allowed at the end of a line.

EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
       was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

FILES
SEE ALSO
       getprotoent(3N).

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