GETRPCENT

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO
DIAGNOSTICS
BUGS

NAME

getrpcent, getrpcbyname, getrpcbynumber − get RPC entry

SYNOPSIS

#include <netdb.h>

struct rpcent *getrpcent()

struct rpcent *getrpcbyname(name)
char *name;

struct rpcent *getrpcbynumber(number)
int number;

setrpcent (stayopen)
int stayopen

endrpcent ()

DESCRIPTION

getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() each return a pointer to an object with the following structure containing the broken-out fields of a line in the rpc program number data base, /etc/rpc.

struct

rpcent {

char

*r_name;

/* name of server for this rpc program */

char

**r_aliases;

/* alias list */

long

r_number;

/* rpc program number */

};

The members of this structure are:

r_name

The name of the server for this rpc program.

r_aliases

A zero terminated list of alternate names for the rpc program.

r_number

The rpc program number for this service.

getrpcent() reads the next line of the file, opening the file if necessary.

getrpcent() opens and rewinds the file. If the stayopen flag is non-zero, the net data base will not be closed after each call to getrpcent() (either directly, or indirectly through one of the other “getrpc” calls).

endrpcent closes the file.

getrpcbyname() and getrpcbynumber() sequentially search from the beginning of the file until a matching rpc program name or program number is found, or until end-of-file is encountered.

FILES

/etc/rpc

SEE ALSO

rpc(5), rpcinfo(8C), ypserv(8)

DIAGNOSTICS

A NULL pointer is returned on EOF or error.

BUGS

All information is contained in a static area so it must be copied if it is to be saved.