Services file

The database server requires a Services file, which contains information about the known services on your network.

The Services file is typically located in %windir%\System32\drivers\etc\services. If the file is missing, check with your system administrator before starting the database server installation process.

The Services file contains a single entry for each known service on your network. Each line in the file contains a service name, a port number, a protocol, and an optional name alias. The syntax of the file is
service_name port_number/protocol [ alias ] [#comment]

The Rational Synergy installation program automatically updates the Services file when you install the main Windows server, an additional server, or an engine. You are prompted for the port number. In most cases, you do not need to change the displayed default value.

The following example shows an entry in the Services file:

   turbo               1526/tcp            #Informix OnLine Dynamic Server


  • turbo is the name of the Informix® network service
  • 1526 is the port number and tcp is the protocol. The TCP/IP port numbers must be identical on all hosts running Rational Synergy products.
  • #comment is any information that you want to add.

As long as the Services file exists and has been properly configured for your network, no user modification is necessary to run Rational Synergy. Contact your system administrator if you have questions.

Note: This service refers to a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port service.