10.25. Iana-Etc-2.30

The Iana-Etc package provides data for network services and protocols.

10.25.1. Installation of Iana-Etc



This package has the option of downloading updated data when internet access is available. If /etc/resolv.conf has a nameserver entry and internet access is available at this step, then apply the IANA get patch and get the updated data:

patch -Np1 -i ../iana-etc-2.30-get_fix-1.patch
make get

Do not apply the following patch.

The following patch updates the services and protocol files:

patch -Np1 -i ../iana-etc-2.30-numbers_update-20120610-2.patch

The following command converts the raw data provided by IANA into the correct formats for the /etc/protocols and /etc/services data files:


This package does not come with a test suite.

Install the package:

make install

10.25.2. Contents of Iana-Etc

Installed files: /etc/protocols and /etc/services

Short Descriptions


Describes the various DARPA Internet protocols that are available from the TCP/IP subsystem


Provides a mapping between friendly textual names for internet services, and their underlying assigned port numbers and protocol types