GETNETCONFIG(3)         NetBSD Library Functions Manual        GETNETCONFIG(3)


NAME
getnetconfig, setnetconfig, endnetconfig, getnetconfigent, freenetconfigent, nc_perror, nc_sperror -- get network configuration database entry
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <netconfig.h> struct netconfig * getnetconfig(void *handlep); void * setnetconfig(void); int endnetconfig(void *handlep); struct netconfig * getnetconfigent(const char *netid); void freenetconfigent(struct netconfig *netconfigp); void nc_perror(const char *msg); char * nc_sperror(void);
DESCRIPTION
The library routines described on this page provide the application access to the system network configuration database, /etc/netconfig. struct netconfig { char *nc_netid; /* Network ID */ unsigned long nc_semantics; /* Semantics */ unsigned long nc_flag; /* Flags */ char *nc_protofmly; /* Protocol family */ char *nc_proto; /* Protocol name */ char *nc_device; /* Network device pathname */ unsigned long nc_nlookups; /* Number of directory lookup libs */ char **nc_lookups; /* Names of the libraries */ }; getnetconfig() returns a pointer to the current entry in the netconfig database, formatted as a struct netconfig. Successive calls will return successive netconfig entries in the netconfig database. getnetconfig() can be used to search the entire netconfig file. getnetconfig() returns NULL at the end of the file. handlep is the handle obtained through setnetconfig(). A call to setnetconfig() has the effect of ``binding'' to or ``rewind- ing'' the netconfig database. setnetconfig() must be called before the first call to getnetconfig() and may be called at any other time. setnetconfig() need not be called before a call to getnetconfigent(). setnetconfig() returns a unique handle to be used by getnetconfig(). endnetconfig() should be called when processing is complete to release resources for reuse. handlep is the handle obtained through setnetconfig(). Programmers should be aware, however, that the last call to endnetconfig() frees all memory allocated by getnetconfig() for the struct netconfig data structure. endnetconfig() may not be called before setnetconfig(). getnetconfigent() returns a pointer to the netconfig structure corre- sponding to netid. It returns NULL if netid is invalid (that is, does not name an entry in the netconfig database). freenetconfigent() frees the netconfig structure pointed to by netconfigp (previously returned by getnetconfigent()). nc_perror() prints a message to the standard error indicating why any of the above routines failed. The message is prepended with the string msg and a colon. A newline character is appended at the end of the message. nc_sperror() is similar to nc_perror() but instead of sending the message to the standard error, will return a pointer to a string that contains the error message. nc_perror() and nc_sperror() can also be used with the NETPATH access routines defined in getnetpath(3).
RETURN VALUES
setnetconfig() returns a unique handle to be used by getnetconfig(). In the case of an error, setnetconfig() returns NULL and nc_perror() or nc_sperror() can be used to print the reason for failure. getnetconfig() returns a pointer to the current entry in the netconfig database, formatted as a struct netconfig. getnetconfig() returns NULL at the end of the file, or upon failure. endnetconfig() returns 0 on success and -1 on failure (for example, if setnetconfig() was not called previously). On success, getnetconfigent() returns a pointer to the struct netconfig structure corresponding to netid; otherwise it returns NULL. nc_sperror() returns a pointer to a buffer which contains the error mes- sage string. This buffer is overwritten on each call. In multithreaded applications, this buffer is implemented as thread-specific data.
FILES
/etc/netconfig
SEE ALSO
getnetpath(3), netconfig(5) NetBSD 7.0 April 22, 2000 NetBSD 7.0

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