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NAME

       dpns_ping - check if name server is alive and return its version number

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include "dpns_api.h"

       int dpns_ping (char *server, char *info)

DESCRIPTION

       dpns_ping checks if the name server is alive and returns its version number.

OPTIONS

       server specifies  the  DPNS  Name  Server  hostname.   If  NULL, the DPNS_HOST environment
              variable is used.

       info   points at a buffer to receive the information (currently the version number).   The
              buffer must be at least 256 characters long.

RETURN VALUE

       This  routine  returns 0 if the operation was successful or -1 if the operation failed. In
       the latter case, serrno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

       EFAULT       info is a NULL pointer.

       SENOSHOST    Host unknown.

       SENOSSERV    Service unknown.

       SECOMERR     Communication error.

       ENSNACT      Name server is not running or is being shutdown.