We've been avoiding polluting services with absolutely every joke of a service. If we added everything, it would be a disaster that we have to manage and we don't want to.
You've hit on one of the two services we've watched over the years as markers between "registered" and "not registered". Have you found an application which does not know to use this unregistered? As for what netstat reports, you big boys can handle that being just a number. That's why it prints numbers instead of blank space. > i don't know if anyone uses 6667 anymore, but adding it anyway > so the abbreviated one below w/" over SSL" does make more sense. > usually for me 6697 is the only port unrecognized by services(5) > in netstat output under Foreign Address, so this is for consistency, > and i believe these are official. > > -Artturi > > > diff --git a/etc/services b/etc/services > index ceb2b58c17d..146876ce065 100644 > --- a/etc/services > +++ b/etc/services > @@ -262,6 +262,8 @@ postgresql 5432/tcp # > PostgreSQL > postgresql 5432/udp # PostgreSQL > rfb 5900/tcp vnc # Remote Framebuffer > syslog-tls 6514/tcp # syslog over TLS > +irc 6667/tcp # Internet Relay Chat > +irc 6697/tcp # IRC over SSL > afs3-fileserver 7000/tcp # AFS fileserver > afs3-fileserver 7000/udp # AFS fileserver > afs3-callback 7001/tcp # AFS callback server >