The debops.etc_services role can be used to "reserve" or "register" a service port in the /etc/services file. Service ports configured this way can appear as named entries in many command outputs, such as iptables --list or netstat --listening --program. You can also have convenient database of reserved and free ports on a particular host, and reference ports by their names in firewall configuration files.


This role requires at least Ansible v1.7.0. To install it, run:

ansible-galaxy install debops.etc_services