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question about /etc/services in Unix servers

Hi experts.

I know that the /etc/services is to document the ports already in use.
I need to know how I can document in the /etc/services a range of ports.
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LindaC

8/22/2022 - Mon
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

Why the B grade?  What additional information did you need to give this an A?
LindaC

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Hi.

What additional information did you need to give this an A?

I was expecting something like this:

"Run this script as root so that you will have in a text file, the ports that are being used"
After you add the proper comments to this text file  adding this to each line (example)
    # Comment-This port is for Oracle Apex
then you run this  other script to add the content of this text file to the /etc/services.
This must be run by root.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

You asked if it was possible to add a range of ports to the services file.  I answered that with no, you need to add them individually.

If you were looking for a script to take some range in some format and create the individual entries in your services file, why didn't you ask for a script?
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LindaC

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You are correct. I should have asked for the script.

I have requested the attention so that it can be changed.
LindaC

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Thank you.