10.42. Iana-Etc-2.30

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

10.42.1. Installation of Iana-Etc

The following patch contains xml files which provide updates to the services and protocol files:

xzcat ../iana-etc-2.30-numbers_update-20140202-2.patch.xz | patch -Np1 -i -

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

10.42.2. Contents of Iana-Etc

Installed files: /etc/protocols, /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