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NAME

       ber_int_t,   ber_uint_t,   ber_len_t,  ber_slen_t,  ber_tag_t,  struct  berval,  BerValue,
       BerVarray,   BerElement,   ber_bvfree,   ber_bvecfree,   ber_bvecadd,    ber_bvarray_free,
       ber_bvarray_add,  ber_bvdup,  ber_dupbv, ber_bvstr, ber_bvstrdup, ber_str2bv, ber_alloc_t,
       ber_init, ber_init2, ber_free - OpenLDAP LBER types and allocation functions

LIBRARY

       OpenLDAP LBER (liblber, -llber)

SYNOPSIS

       #include <lber.h>

       typedef impl_tag_t ber_tag_t;
       typedef impl_int_t ber_int_t;
       typedef impl_uint_t ber_uint_t;
       typedef impl_len_t ber_len_t;
       typedef impl_slen_t ber_slen_t;

       typedef struct berval {
           ber_len_t bv_len;
           char *bv_val;
       } BerValue, *BerVarray;

       typedef struct berelement BerElement;

       void ber_bvfree(struct berval *bv);

       void ber_bvecfree(struct berval **bvec);

       void ber_bvecadd(struct berval ***bvec, struct berval *bv);

       void ber_bvarray_free(struct berval *bvarray);

       void ber_bvarray_add(BerVarray *bvarray, BerValue *bv);

       struct berval *ber_bvdup(const struct berval *bv);

       struct berval *ber_dupbv(const struct berval *dst, struct berval *src);

       struct berval *ber_bvstr(const char *str);

       struct berval *ber_bvstrdup(const char *str);

       struct berval *ber_str2bv(const char *str, ber_len_t len, int dup, struct berval *bv);

       BerElement *ber_alloc_t(int options);

       BerElement *ber_init(struct berval *bv);

       void ber_init2(BerElement *ber, struct berval *bv, int options);

       void ber_free(BerElement *ber, int freebuf);

DESCRIPTION

       The following are the basic types and structures defined for use with the Lightweight  BER
       library.

       ber_int_t  is  a  signed  integer  of at least 32 bits.  It is commonly equivalent to int.
       ber_uint_t is the unsigned variant of ber_int_t.

       ber_len_t is an unsigned integer of at least 32 bits used to represent a  length.   It  is
       commonly equivalent to a size_t.  ber_slen_t is the signed variant to ber_len_t.

       ber_tag_t  is  an unsigned integer of at least 32 bits used to represent a BER tag.  It is
       commonly equivalent to a unsigned long.

       The actual definitions of the integral impl_TYPE_t types are platform specific.

       BerValue, commonly used as struct berval, is used to hold an arbitrary sequence of octets.
       bv_val  points  to  bv_len  octets.  bv_val is not necessarily terminated by a NULL (zero)
       octet.  ber_bvfree() frees a BerValue, pointed to by bv, returned from this API.  If bv is
       NULL, the routine does nothing.

       ber_bvecfree()  frees  an array of BerValues (and the array), pointed to by bvec, returned
       from this API.  If bvec is NULL, the routine does nothing.  ber_bvecadd() appends  the  bv
       pointer  to  the  bvec array.  Space for the array is allocated as needed.  The end of the
       array is marked by a NULL pointer.

       ber_bvarray_free() frees an array of BerValues (and the array),  pointed  to  by  bvarray,
       returned  from this API.  If bvarray is NULL, the routine does nothing.  ber_bvarray_add()
       appends the contents of the BerValue pointed to by bv to the bvarray array.  Space for the
       new  element  is allocated as needed.  The end of the array is marked by a BerValue with a
       NULL bv_val field.

       ber_bvdup() returns a copy of a BerValue.  The routine returns NULL upon error  (e.g.  out
       of  memory).   The  caller  should  use ber_bvfree() to deallocate the resulting BerValue.
       ber_dupbv() copies a BerValue from src to dst.  If dst is NULL  a  new  BerValue  will  be
       allocated  to  hold the copy.  The routine returns NULL upon error, otherwise it returns a
       pointer to the copy.  If dst is NULL the caller should use ber_bvfree() to deallocate  the
       resulting  BerValue, otherwise ber_memfree() should be used to deallocate the dst->bv_val.
       (The ber_bvdup() function is internally implemented as ber_dupbv(NULL,  bv).   ber_bvdup()
       is provided only for compatibility with an expired draft of the LDAP C API; ber_dupbv() is
       the preferred interface.)

       ber_bvstr() returns a BerValue containing the string pointed to  by  str.   ber_bvstrdup()
       returns  a  BerValue  containing  a  copy  of  the string pointed to by str.  ber_str2bv()
       returns a BerValue containing the string pointed to by str, whose length may be optionally
       specified in len.  If dup is non-zero, the BerValue will contain a copy of str.  If len is
       zero, the number of bytes to copy will be determined by  strlen(3),  otherwise  len  bytes
       will  be  copied.   If  bv  is  non-NULL, the result will be stored in the given BerValue,
       otherwise a new BerValue will be allocated to store the result.   NOTE:  Both  ber_bvstr()
       and  ber_bvstrdup()  are  implemented  as macros using ber_str2bv() in this version of the
       library.

       BerElement is an opaque structure used to maintain state information used in encoding  and
       decoding.   ber_alloc_t() is used to create an empty BerElement structure. If LBER_USE_DER
       is specified for the  options  parameter  then  data  lengths  for  data  written  to  the
       BerElement  will  be encoded in the minimal number of octets required, otherwise they will
       always be written as four byte values.  ber_init() creates a BerElement structure that  is
       initialized  with  a  copy  of  the  data in its bv parameter.  ber_init2() initializes an
       existing BerElement ber using the data  in  the  bv  parameter.  The  data  is  referenced
       directly,  not copied. The options parameter is the same as for ber_alloc_t().  ber_free()
       frees a BerElement pointed to by ber.  If ber is  NULL,  the  routine  does  nothing.   If
       freebuf is zero, the internal buffer is not freed.

SEE ALSO

       lber-encode(3), lber-decode(3), lber-memory(3)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

       OpenLDAP    Software    is    developed   and   maintained   by   The   OpenLDAP   Project
       <http://www.openldap.org/>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the University of  Michigan
       LDAP 3.3 Release.