Ralf Dreibrodt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > well, there are daemons which don't know on which port they should > run. they look in /etc/services for a special name and want to run > on the specific port. if they don't find the special name in > /etc/services they abort with an error message. Yeah, but that's really a bug. Demons should be more graceful and include a default port number to use in case /etc/services is broken.