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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 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 ``#'' 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.

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

SEE ALSO
     getservent(3)

BUGS
     A name server should be used instead of a static file.

HISTORY
     The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution	 June 5, 1993	     4.2 Berkeley Distribution
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