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PROTOCOLS(5)              FreeBSD File Formats Manual             PROTOCOLS(5)

NAME
     protocols -- protocol name data base

DESCRIPTION
     The protocols file contains information regarding the known protocols
     used in the DARPA Internet.  For each protocol a single line should be
     present with the following information:

           official protocol name
           protocol number
           aliases

     Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters.  A
     ``#'' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of
     the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.

     Protocol names may contain any printable character other than a field
     delimiter, newline, or comment character.

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

SEE ALSO
     getprotoent(3)

HISTORY
     The protocols file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

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

FreeBSD 6.2                      June 5, 1993                      FreeBSD 6.2

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