SDPQUERY(1)             NetBSD General Commands Manual             SDPQUERY(1)

     sdpquery -- Service Discovery Protocol query utility

     sdpquery [-NRX] [-d device] -a address command [parameters ...]
     sdpquery [-NRX] [-c path] -l command [parameters ...]

     The sdpquery utility attempts to query the specified Service Discovery
     Protocol (SDP) server.  Remote SDP servers are identified by their
     address.  Connection to the local SDP server is made via the control
     socket.  The sdpquery utility retrieves complete Service Records as
     directed and prints each record's attribute ID/value list to standard
     output and error messages to standard error.

     The options are as follows:

     -a address  Connect to the remote device with the specified address.  The
                 address can be specified as BD_ADDR or a name.  If a name was
                 specified, the sdpquery utility attempts to resolve the name
                 via bt_gethostbyname(3).  If no remote address is given,
                 sdpquery attempts to contact a local SDP server via the con-
                 trol socket.

     -c path     Specify path to the control socket.  The default path is

     -d device   Connect from the local device with the specified address.
                 The device can be specified by BD_ADDR or device name.  See
                 btconfig(8) for a list of devices available.  If no device is
                 specified, the sdpquery utility will use the best available.

     -l          Query the local SDP server via the control socket.

     -N          Additionally display numerical values.

     -R          Display service attributes in raw (uninterpreted) format.

     -X          Display service attribute values in hex.

     The currently supported commands in sdpquery are:

     Browse [group]
             Browse for services.  The group parameter is the UUID of the
             group to browse.  If omitted, the "Public Browse Group" is used.

     Record handle [handle...]
             Retrieve the Service Record with the given handle.  Multiple han-
             dles can be given.

     Search uuid [uuid...]
             Search for records matching the list of UUIDs which can be given
             in numerical form, or the following aliases are known:

                   A2DP       Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
                   BNEP       Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol
                   CIP        Common ISDN Access Service
                   CTP        Cordless Telephony Service
                   DUN        Dialup Networking Service
                   FAX        Fax Service
                   FTRN       File Transfer Service
                   GN         Group ad-hoc Network Service
                   HID        Human Interface Device Service
                   HF         Handsfree Service
                   HSET       Headset Service
                   L2CAP      Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol
                   LAN        LAN Access Using PPP Service
                   NAP        Network Access Point Service
                   OBEX       Object Exchange Protocol
                   OPUSH      Object Push Service
                   PANU       Personal Area Networking User Service
                   PNP        Plug'n'Play Information Service
                   RFCOMM     RFCOMM Protocol
                   SDP        Service Discovery Protocol
                   SP         Serial Port Service
                   SYNC       IrMC Sync Client Service

             Note that in order for a record to match, it must contain all the
             UUIDs in the ServiceSearchPattern and the maximum number is 12.

     The sdpquery utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     bluetooth(3), sdp(3), btconfig(8), sdpd(8)

     The sdpquery command first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3 as sdpcontrol.  It was
     ported to NetBSD 4.0 under its present name by Iain Hibbert under the
     sponsorship of Itronix, Inc.

     Maksim Yevmenkin <>
     Iain Hibbert for Itronix, Inc.

NetBSD 8.1                      October 6, 2009                     NetBSD 8.1

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