Subject: Re: Switching /etc/services to a .db file
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/2005 08:04:50
Bernd Ernesti <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 06:14:33PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Matthias Drochner <email@example.com> writes:
>> > Modified Files:
>> > src/etc: services
>> > Log Message:
>> > add SIP
>> > (not going to import everything from IANA, but this is an increasingly
>> > popular one)
>> If we make our libc use a .db file for /etc/services, it should be
>> safe to import the entire IANA file -- and probably a good idea, too.
> As long as it it easy to add new local entries.
Er, you would edit /etc/services and rebuild, like you do with passwd
and other such stuff?
> And how much overhead would that cause on busy servers?
Much less, of course.