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getnetgrent(3C)						       getnetgrent(3C)

       getnetgrent(),  setnetgrent(),  endnetgrent(), innetgr(), - get network
       group entry

       These functions are used to test membership in and enumerate members of
       ``netgroup''  network  groups  defined in a system database.  Netgroups
       are sets of (machine,user,domain) triples (see netgroup(4)).

       These functions consult the source specified for in the file (see  nss‐

       The  function returns if there is a netgroup netgroup that contains the
       specified machine, user,	 domain	 triple	 as  a	member;	 otherwise  it
       returns	Any  of the supplied pointers machine, user, and domain may be
       signifying a ``wild card'' that matches all values in that position  of
       the triple.

       The function is safe for use in multithreaded applications.

       The  functions and are used to enumerate the members of a given network

       The function establishes the network group specified in	the  parameter
       netgroup as the current group whose members are to be enumerated.

       Successive  calls  to  the  function  will enumerate the members of the
       group established by calling each call returns  1  if  it  succeeds  in
       obtaining  another  member  of  the network group, or 0 if there are no
       further members of the group.

       When calling addresses of the three  character  pointers	 are  used  as
       arguments; i.e.:

       Upon  successful return from the pointer mp points to a thread specific
       storage area containing the name of the	machine	 part  of  the	member
       triple, up points to a thread specific storage area containing the user
       name and dp points to a thread specific	storage	 area  containing  the
       domain name.  If the pointer returned for mp, up, or dp is it signifies
       that the element of the netgroup contains wild card specifier  in  that
       position of the triple.

       The  storage  allocated by is released when an call is made, and should
       not be released by the caller.

       The function frees the space  allocated	by  the	 previous  call.   The
       equivalent  of an implicitly performed whenever a call is made to a new
       network group.

       Note that while and are safe for use  in	 multi-threaded	 applications,
       the  effect  of	each  is process-wide.	Calling resets the enumeration
       position for all threads.  If multiple threads interleave calls to each
       will  enumerate	a  disjoint subset of the netgroup. Thus the effective
       use of these functions in multi-threaded applications may require coor‐
       dination by the caller.

       Thread Safe:	     Yes
       Cancel Safe:	     Yes
       Fork Safe:	     No
       Async-cancel Safe:    No
       Async-signal Safe:    No

       These  functions	 can  be called safely in a multithreaded environment.
       They may be cancellation points in that they call  functions  that  are
       cancel points.

       In  a  multithreaded  environment,  these  functions are not safe to be
       called by a child process after and before These functions  should  not
       be called by a multithreaded application that support asynchronous can‐
       cellation or asynchronous signals.

       Programs that use the interfaces described in this manual  page	cannot
       be  linked  statically  since  the  implementations  of these functions
       employ dynamic loading and linking of shared objects at run time.

       netgroup(4), nsswitch.conf(4).


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