PROTOCOLS(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual PROTOCOLS(5)

NAME

protocols — protocol name data base

DESCRIPTION

The protocols file contains information regarding the known protocols used in the DARPA Internet. For each protocol a single line should be present with the following information:

official protocol name
protocol number
aliases

Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. A ‘‘#’’ indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.

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

FILES
/etc/protocols

The protocols file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO

getprotoent(3)

HISTORY

The protocols file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS

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

MidnightBSD 0.3 June 5, 1993 MidnightBSD 0.3