getrpcent(3)                                          Library Functions Manual                                         getrpcent(3)

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

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

       #include <netdb.h>

       struct rpcent *getrpcent(void);

       struct rpcent *getrpcbyname(const char *name);
       struct rpcent *getrpcbynumber(int number);

       void setrpcent(int stayopen);
       void endrpcent(void);

       The getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() functions each return a pointer to an object with the following struc‐
       ture 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.

              A NULL-terminated list of alternate names for the RPC program.

              The RPC program number for this service.

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

       The setrpcent() 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 getrpc*() functions.

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

       The  getrpcbyname()  and  getrpcbynumber() functions 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.
       NULL is returned on EOF or error.

              RPC program number database.

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

       │Interface                                                                                 │ Attribute     │ Value          │
       │getrpcent(), getrpcbyname(), getrpcbynumber()                                             │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe      │
       │setrpcent(), endrpcent()                                                                  │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe locale │

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

       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)

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