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services - bcnu network services configuration file




services is the network configuration file used by the bcnu client and server program to map ports to service names. It also provides a text message for services which don't provide a readable response

The format of the file is similar to /etc/services

comments preceded by a hash (#) and blank lines are allowed.


A sample is shown here:

  # Local bcnu version of /etc/services - this is processed first
  http    80/tcp          # www
  www     80/tcp          # www
  bcnu    6666/tcp        # bcnu
  squid   3128/tcp        # squid proxy
  telnet  23/tcp          telnet connected
  nntp    119/tcp         connected to usenet
  exec    512/tcp         rexec connected
  login   513/tcp         rlogin connected
  shell   514/tcp         rsh connected
  printer 515/tcp         lpd/lpr connected
  oracle  1521/tcp        Oracle SQL*Net V2 connected

Connecting to the oracle port would display the message:

  Oracle SQL*Net V2 connected 




John Phillips

Please send all bugs, comments, and changes to


This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Artistic License for more details.


Security is weak at the moment. bcnu is designed to be easy to use, it has not been tested for all vulnerabilities.


bcnud(1), bcnumsg(1), bcnu(1), agents(5), services(5), logpatterns(5), hostinfo(5), bcnunet(5)

The bcnu home pages also have full documentation

Updated: 19th November 1999


   services - bcnu network services configuration file