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       getrpcent, getrpcbyname, getrpcbynumber, setrpcent, endrpcent - get RPC


       #include <netdb.h>

       struct rpcent *getrpcent(void);

       struct rpcent *getrpcbyname(char *name);

       struct rpcent *getrpcbynumber(int number);

       void setrpcent(int stayopen);

       void endrpcent(void);


       getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() each return a pointer
       to  an  object  with  the following structure containing the broken-out
       fields of an entry in the RPC program number data base.

           struct rpcent {
               char  *r_name;     /* name of server for this RPC program */
               char **r_aliases;  /* alias list */
               long   r_number;   /* RPC program number */

       The members of this structure are:

           r_name      The name of the server for this RPC program.

           r_aliases   A NULL-terminated list of alternate names for  the  RPC

           r_number    The RPC program number for this service.

       getrpcent()  reads  the  next entry from the database.  A connection is
       opened to the database if necessary.

       setrpcent() function opens a connection to the database, and  sets  the
       next  entry  to  the  first  entry.   If stayopen is non-zero, then the
       connection to the database will not be closed between calls to  one  of
       the getrpc*() functions.

       The endrpcent() function closes the connection to the database.

       getrpcbyname()   and  getrpcbynumber()  sequentially  search  from  the
       beginning of the file until a matching  RPC  program  name  or  program
       number is found, or until end-of-file is encountered.


       On  success, getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() return a
       pointer to a statically allocated rpcent structure.  A NULL pointer  is
       returned on EOF or error.


              RPC program number database.


       Not  in  POSIX.1-2001.   Present  on  the BSDs, Solaris, and many other


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


       getrpcent_r(3), rpc(5), rpcinfo(8), ypserv(8)


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                                  2008-08-19                      GETRPCENT(3)