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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	9.2			 June 5, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.2

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