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Feature #8006

Want updated /etc/services

Added by Dale Ghent over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
Category:
system data
Start date:
2017-03-28
Due date:
% Done:

90%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

During the course of setting up a service which binds to its listening port by translating the service name in its configuration file to port number via getservbyname(3SOCKET), it became apparent to me that /etc/services has suffered from a little neglect over the years.

Which service names and their ports to add can be a question. My inclination is to limit the additions to ones prescribed by an RFC, with perhaps some non-RFC services allowed due to either their topical or popular relevance. For example, git's wire protocol is uses 9418/tcp/udp but this is not prescribed by any RFC, yet one could make a convincing argument for its inclusion due to its obvious popularity.

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Updated by Andy Fiddaman almost 3 years ago

Hi Dale - I've recently hit this for 'smtps'. This issue is marked as 90% complete; do you have something nearly ready to submit or mind if we pick this up?

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