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SERVICES(5)		  FreeBSD 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.

NIS INTERACTION
     Access to the NIS services.byname map can be enabled by adding a single
     ``+'' on a	line by	itself in the /etc/services file. This causes the con-
     tents of the NIS services map to be inserted at the location where	the
     ``+'' appears.

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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