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SERVICES(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		   SERVICES(5)

NAME
     services -- service name database

DESCRIPTION
     The services file contains	information regarding the known	services
     available in the 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 slash (`/')
     is	used to	separate the port and protocol (e.g., "512/tcp").

     A hash mark (`#') indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent	char-
     acters 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 de-
     limiter, newline, or comment character.

FILES
     /etc/services

SEE ALSO
     getservent(3)

HISTORY
     The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS
     A name server should be used instead of a static file.  Lines in
     /etc/services are limited to BUFSIZ characters (currently 1024).  Longer
     lines will	be ignored.

FreeBSD	13.0			 March 3, 2019			  FreeBSD 13.0

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