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

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

     #include <netdb.h>

     struct rpcent *

     struct rpcent *
     getrpcbyname(char *name);

     struct rpcent *
     getrpcbynumber(int number);

     setrpcent(int stayopen);


     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

           r_number   The rpc program number for this service.

     getrpcent() reads the next line of the file, opening the file if neces-

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

     endrpcent() closes the file.

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


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

     A NULL pointer is returned on EOF or error.

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

OpenBSD 2.6                    December 14, 1987                             2

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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[Detailed Topics]
FreeBSD Sources for getrpcent(3) functions
OpenBSD sources for getrpcent(3)

[Overview Topics]

Up to: Remote Process Communication - Methods of communicating to remote processes. Remote Procedure Calls, sockets, data format translation, et al
Up to: Host, service name, and address operations - Methods and functions for doing address, host, user, and service name lookups (DNS). also Internet Assigned Numbers

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