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Linux 2.6 - man page for setrpcent (linux section 3)

GETRPCENT(3)				      Linux Programmer's Manual 				 GETRPCENT(3)

NAME
getrpcent, getrpcbyname, getrpcbynumber, setrpcent, endrpcent - get RPC entry
SYNOPSIS
#include <netdb.h> struct rpcent *getrpcent(void); struct rpcent *getrpcbyname(char *name); struct rpcent *getrpcbynumber(int number); void setrpcent(int stayopen); void endrpcent(void);
DESCRIPTION
getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() each return a pointer to an object with the following struc- ture containing the broken-out fields of an entry in the RPC program number data base. 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 NULL-terminated list of alternate names for the RPC program. r_number The RPC program number for this service. getrpcent() reads the next entry from the database. A connection is opened to the database if necessary. setrpcent() function opens a connection to the database, and sets the next entry to the first entry. If stay- open is nonzero, then the connection to the database will not be closed between calls to one of the getrpc*() functions. The endrpcent() function closes the connection to the database. 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.
RETURN VALUE
On success, getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() return a pointer to a statically allocated rpcent structure. A NULL pointer is returned on EOF or error.
FILES
/etc/rpc RPC program number database.
CONFORMING TO
Not in POSIX.1-2001. Present on the BSDs, Solaris, and many other systems.
BUGS
All information is contained in a static area so it must be copied if it is to be saved.
SEE ALSO
getrpcent_r(3), rpc(5), rpcinfo(8), ypserv(8)
COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.27 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and informa- tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. 2008-08-19 GETRPCENT(3)


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