file contains information regarding
the known services available in the
For each service a single line should be present
with the following information:
official service name
Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters.
The port number and protocol name are considered a single
a / is used to
separate the port and protocol (e.g. 512/tcp).
A # indicates 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.
is specified as source in the
The database in
needs to be updated with
after changes to the services file have been applied.