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services(4)			 File Formats			   services(4)

NAME
       services	- Internet services and	aliases

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/inet/services

       /etc/services

DESCRIPTION
       The services file  is a local source of information regarding each ser-
       vice available through the Internet. The	services file can be  used  in
       conjunction  with  or  instead of other services	sources, including the
       NIS maps	"services.byname" and the NIS+ table "services."  Programs use
       the getservbyname(3SOCKET) routines to access this information.

       The  services  file  contains an	entry for each service.	Each entry has
       the form:

       service-name   port/protocol   aliases

       service-name
	     This is the official Internet service name.

       port/protocol
	     This field	is composed of the port	number	and  protocol  through
	     which the service is provided, for	instance, 512/tcp.

       aliases
	     This  is  a list of alternate names by which the service might be
	     requested.

       Fields can be separated by any number of	SPACE and/or TAB characters. A
       number  sign  (#)  indicates the	beginning of a comment;	any characters
       that follow the comment character up to the end of the line are not in-
       terpreted by routines which search the file.

       Service	names  may  contain any	printable character other than a field
       delimiter, a NEWLINE, or	a comment character.

       Any changes to a	port assignment	do not affect the actual  port	regis-
       tration of the service.

FILES
       /etc/nsswitch.conf
	     configuration file	for name-service switch

SEE ALSO
       getservbyname(3SOCKET), inetd.conf(4), nsswitch.conf(4)

NOTES
       /etc/inet/services is the official SVR4 name of the services file.  The
       symbolic	link /etc/services exists for BSD compatibility.

SunOS 5.9			  12 Oct 2000			   services(4)

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