getnetent(3)                                          Library Functions Manual                                         getnetent(3)

       getnetent, getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr, setnetent, endnetent - get network entry

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

       #include <netdb.h>

       struct netent *getnetent(void);

       struct netent *getnetbyname(const char *name);
       struct netent *getnetbyaddr(uint32_t net, int type);

       void setnetent(int stayopen);
       void endnetent(void);

       The  getnetent() function reads the next entry from the networks database and returns a netent structure containing the bro‐
       ken-out fields from the entry.  A connection is opened to the database if necessary.

       The getnetbyname() function returns a netent structure for the entry from the database that matches the network name.

       The getnetbyaddr() function returns a netent structure for the entry from the database that matches the network  number  net
       of type type.  The net argument must be in host byte order.

       The  setnetent()  function  opens  a connection to the database, and sets the next entry to the first entry.  If stayopen is
       nonzero, then the connection to the database will not be closed between calls to one of the getnet*() functions.

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

       The netent structure is defined in <netdb.h> as follows:

           struct netent {
               char      *n_name;     /* official network name */
               char     **n_aliases;  /* alias list */
               int        n_addrtype; /* net address type */
               uint32_t   n_net;      /* network number */

       The members of the netent structure are:

       n_name The official name of the network.

              A NULL-terminated list of alternative names for the network.

              The type of the network number; always AF_INET.

       n_net  The network number in host byte order.

       The getnetent(), getnetbyname(), and getnetbyaddr() functions return a pointer to a statically allocated  netent  structure,
       or a null pointer if an error occurs or the end of the file is reached.

              networks database file

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       │Interface                │ Attribute     │ Value                                                                           │
       │getnetent()              │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:netent race:netentbuf env locale                                 │
       │getnetbyname()           │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:netbyname env locale                                             │
       │getnetbyaddr()           │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:netbyaddr locale                                                 │
       │setnetent(), endnetent() │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:netent env locale                                                │
       In  the  above  table, netent in race:netent signifies that if any of the functions setnetent(), getnetent(), or endnetent()
       are used in parallel in different threads of a program, then data races could occur.

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, 4.3BSD.

       Before glibc 2.2, the net argument of getnetbyaddr() was of type long.

       getnetent_r(3), getprotoent(3), getservent(3)
       RFC 1101

Linux man-pages 6.03                                         2022-12-15                                                getnetent(3)