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clientlib - NNTP clientlib part of InterNetNews library
extern FILE *ser_rd_fp;
extern FILE *ser_wr_fp;
extern char ser_line;
The routines described in this manual page are part of the InterNetNews library, lib-
inn(3). They are replacements for the ``clientlib'' part of the NNTP distribution, and
are intended to be used in building programs like rrn.
Getserverbyfile calls GetConfigValue to get the name of the local NNTP server. It returns
a pointer to static space. The file parameter is ignored.
Server_init opens a connect to the NNTP server at the specified host. It returns the
server's response code or -1 on error. If a connection was made, then ser_rd_fp and
ser_wr_fp can be used to read from and write to the server, respectively, and ser_line
will contain the server's response. Ser_line can also be used in other routines.
Handle_server_response decodes the response, which comes from the server on host. If the
client is authorized, it returns 0. A client that is only allowed to read is authorized,
but handle_server_response will print a message on the standard output. If the client is
not authorized to talk to the server, then a message is printed and the routine returns
Put_server sends the text in buff to the server, adding the necessary NNTP line termina-
tors, and flushing the I/O buffer.
Get_server reads a line of text from the server into buff, reading at most buffsize char-
acters. Any trailing \r\n terminators are stripped off. Get_server returns -1 on error.
Close_server sends a ``quit'' command to the server and closes the connection.
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. This is revision 220.127.116.11,
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