Subject: Re: /etc/services entries (was: CVS commit: src/etc)
To: None <>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/13/2007 19:23:54
On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 15:04:39 +0200, Bernd Ernesti wrote:

> 1. Now a lot of random ports have a name and this makes using /etc/serices
>    useless, because this implies to use '-n' or whatever flag to get
>    something usefull out of netstat, ...
> 2. The penalty to lookup such a huge file seems not worth it
> 3. The size of /etc increased quiet a bit
> 4. bin/36313 or whatever else changed

5. services_mkdb takes *ages* on a slower machine running off of nfs root.

SY, Uwe
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