[HEADS UP] upcoming /etc/services updating

Colin Percival cperciva at freebsd.org
Fri Apr 28 22:20:02 UTC 2006

Michael Bushkov wrote:
> - getservXXX() functions now work through nsdispatch(). "files", "nis"
> and "compat" nsswitch sources are implemeted. "sources" and
> "sources_compat" databases can now be specified in nsswitch.conf. The
> idea of "services_compat" database is the same as for "passwd_compat"
> and "group_compat": if we find "+" in /etc/services, we'll substitute it
> with information received from the "services_compat" database's source.

Now that searching through a large /etc/services file is no longer a
performance bottleneck, I intend to merge most of IANA's port assignment
list into our /etc/services some time in mid-May.

If anyone objects to this, please let me know now.

Colin Percival

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