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hesiod_getmailhost, hesiod_free_postoffice - Hesiod functions for retrieving user to
struct hesiod_postoffice *hesiod_getmailhost(void *context,
const char *user)
void hesiod_free_postoffice(void *context,
struct hesiod_postoffice *po)
cc file.c -lhesiod
This family of functions allows you to retrieve user to postoffice mappings using Hesiod.
To perform lookups, you need an initialized Hesiod context; see hesiod(3) for details.
Information is returned in a hesiod_postoffice structure, which has the following fields:
The type of postoffice box, typically ``POP''.
The hostname where the postoffice box resides.
The account name on the given postoffice server.
It is the caller's responsibility to call hesiod_free_postoffice with the returned postof-
fice entry to free the resources used by the postoffice entry.
Hesiod queries for postoffice information are made using the ``pobox'' Hesiod type, using
the username as the Hesiod name. The corresponding entries should be space-separated
lists of strings giving the type of postoffice box, the hostname, and the account name.
On failure, hesiod_getservbyname returns NULL and sets the global variable errno to indi-
cate the error.
hesiod_getmailhost may fail for any of the reasons the routine hesiod_resolve may fail.
30 November 1996 HESIOD(3)
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