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GETRPCENT(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 		     GETRPCENT(3)

NAME
     getrpcent, getrpcbyname, getrpcbynumber, endrpcent, setrpcent -- get RPC entry

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <rpc/rpc.h>

     struct rpcent *
     getrpcent(void);

     struct rpcent *
     getrpcbyname(const 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 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 alternative 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.

     setrpcent() 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

DIAGNOSTICS
     A NULL pointer is returned on EOF or error.

SEE ALSO
     rpc(5), rpcinfo(8), ypserv(8)

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

BSD					 August 16, 2004				      BSD
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