Internet services and aliases
The services file contains an entry for each service
available through the DARPA Internet.
Corresponding NIS map
containing Internet services known to your network.
The service name is the key in the map.
The services file is used to initialize commands and protocols with
Each entry in the services file consists of a line of the form:
service-name port/protocol aliases
Fields must be separated by white space.
A ``#'' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters appearing
after the ``#'' are ignored.
The meanings of the fields are as follows:
This is the official Internet service name.
Service names may contain any printable
character other than a field delimiter,
newline, or comment character.
This field is composed of the port
number and protocol through which
the service is provided (for example, ``512/tcp'').
This is a list of alternate names by which
the service might be requested.
When the Network Information Service (NIS) is in use,
it references the NIS map services.byname
on the NIS server instead of /etc/services.
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