Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] /etc/services file for "port name resolvings"?
From: "Luis EG Ontanon" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 20:50:54 +0200
nmap-services is much richer I guess...

On 8/6/07, Ulf Lamping <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi List!
>
> Till today, the resolution of TCP/UDP/... ports to it's common service name (e.g. 80 -> http) only used the system function getservbyname(), which in turn uses the file /etc/services (similiar happens on Win32). While this usually works for standards like HTTP, there are a lot of protocols usually not in the system wide /etc/services file.
>
> This morning (SVN 22457/22458) I've added a possibility to use an external file to enhance this, with the same syntax as the commonly used /etc/services file. It can reside in the data dir or the personal dir, as the other name resolution files (manuf, ethers, ...).
>
> I would like to have a more complete list of "port names", shipped together with Wireshark in the data dir, which then can be overwritten by a file in the personal config dir - just as we do it with the other name resolution files already.
>
>
> The official IANA port list can be found at: http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers, which could be used as a base.
>
> However, I don't know about copyright restrictions of this IANA file and couldn't find anything on their site, except a note "copyright by IANA".
>
>
> Anyone with more information about this?
>
> Regards, ULFL
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