service name data base
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
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.
If “db” is specified as source in the
is searched. The
database in /var/db/services.db
needs to be
after changes to the services file have been applied.
Access to the NIS services.byname
map can be
enabled by adding a single ``+'' on a line by itself in the
file. This causes the
contents of the NIS services map to be inserted at the location where the
services file resides in
file format appeared in
A name server should be used instead of a static file.