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SERVICES(5)                   File Formats Manual                  SERVICES(5)

     services - service name data base

     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

     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
     ("#") indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent characters up to
     the end of the line are not interpreted by the routines which search the

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

     The database in /var/db/services.db needs to be updated with
     services_mkdb(8) after changes to the services file have been applied.

     /etc/services  The services file resides in /etc.

     getservent(3), services_mkdb(8)

     The services file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

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

NetBSD 8.0                       June 19, 2007                      NetBSD 8.0