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getrpcent(3n)							 getrpcent(3n)

Name
       getrpcent, getrpcbynumber, getrpcbyname, setrpcent, endrpcent - get rpc
       entry

Syntax
       #include <netdb.h>

       struct rpcent *getrpcent()

       struct rpcent *getrpcbynumber(number)
       int number;

       struct rpcent *getrpcbyname(name)
       char *name;

       setrpcent(stayopen)
       int stayopen;

       endrpcent( )

Description
       The and subroutines each return pointers to an object with the  follow‐
       ing  structure  containing  the	broken-out fields of a line in the rpc
       database:
       struct  rpcent {		      /* see getrpcent(3) */
	       char    *r_name;
	       char    **r_aliases;   /* alias list */
	       char    r_number;      /* rpc program number */
       };
       struct group *getrpcent(), *getrpcbynumber(), *getrpcbyname();

       The members of this structure are:

       r_name	  The name of the rpc.
       r_aliases A zero-terminated list of alternate names for the rpc.
       r_number	  The rpc program number for the rpc.

       If the stayopen flag on the subroutine is NULL, the database is opened.
       Otherwise  the  has  the	 effect of rewinding the database.  The may be
       called to close the file when processing is complete.

       The subroutine simply reads the next line  while	 and  search  until  a
       matching	 gid or name is found (or until EOF is encountered).  The sub‐
       routine keeps a pointer in the database, allowing successive  calls  to
       be used to search the entire file.

       A call to must be made before a loop using in order to perform initial‐
       ization and an must be used after the loop.  Both and make calls to and

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

       If  YP is running, does not return the entries in any particular order.
       See the Guide to the Yellow Pages Service for setup information.

       The database may also be distributed by the BIND/Hesiod naming service.
       See the Guide to the BIND/Hesiod Service for more information.

Return Values
       A null pointer (0) is returned on EOF or error.

Files
See Also
       rpc(5), svc.conf(5)
       Guide to the BIND/Hesiod Service
       Guide to the Yellow Pages Service

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