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services(4)							   services(4)

       services - service name data base

       The  file  associates  official service names and aliases with the port
       number and protocol the services use.  For each service a  single  line
       should be present with the following information:

	      <official service name>	<port number/protocol name>   <aliases>

       Port  numbers  0	 through  1023 are assigned by RFC 1700. This RFC also
       lists the conventional use of various ports with numbers	 greater  than

       Aliases	are  other names under which a service is known.  Library rou‐
       tines such as can be invoked with a service alias instead of  the  ser‐
       vice official name.  For example:

       In this example, can be invoked with instead of

       instead of

       Both produce the same results.

       Items are separated by any number of blanks (space or tab characters in
       any combination).  The port number and protocol name are	 considered  a
       single item.  A is used to separate the port and protocol (for example,
       A character indicates the beginning of a comment.  Characters from  the
       to the end of the line are not interpreted by routines which search the

       Service names can contain any printable character other	than  a	 white
       space, newline, or comment character.  Trailing blanks (spaces or tabs)
       are allowed at the end of a line.

       Not all services listed in this file are available on HP-UX.

       was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.



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