GETNETENT_R(3) Linux Programmer s Manual GETNETENT_R(3)

NAME getnetent_r, getnetbyname_r, getnetbyaddr_r - get network entry (reen- trant)

SYNOPSIS #include <netdb.h>

int getnetent_r(struct netent *result_buf, char *buf, size_t buflen, struct netent **result, int *h_errnop);

int getnetbyname_r(const char *name, struct netent *result_buf, char *buf, size_t buflen, struct netent **result, int *h_errnop);

int getnetbyaddr_r(uint32_t net, int type, struct netent *result_buf, char *buf, size_t buflen, struct netent **result, int *h_errnop);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

getnetent_r(), getnetbyname_r(), getnetbyaddr_r(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION The getnetent_r(), getnetbyname_r(), and getnetbyaddr_r() functions are the reentrant equivalents of, respectively, getnetent(3), getnetby- name(3), and getnetbynumber(3). They differ in the way that the netent structure is returned, and in the function calling signature and return value. This manual page describes just the differences from the non- reentrant functions.

Instead of returning a pointer to a statically allocated netent struc- ture as the function result, these functions copy the structure into the location pointed to by result_buf.

The buf array is used to store the string fields pointed to by the returned netent structure. (The non-reentrant functions allocate these strings in static storage.) The size of this array is specified in buflen. If buf is too small, the call fails with the error ERANGE, and the caller must try again with a larger buffer. (A buffer of length 1024 bytes should be sufficient for most applications.)

If the function call successfully obtains a network record, then *result is set pointing to result_buf; otherwise, *result is set to NULL.

The buffer pointed to by h_errnop is used to return the value that would be stored in the global variable h_errno by the non-reentrant versions of these functions.

RETURN VALUE On success, these functions return 0. On error, a positive error num- ber is returned.

On error, record not found (getnetbyname_r(), getnetbyaddr_r()), or end of input (getnetent_r()) result is set to NULL.

ERRORS ENOENT (getnetent_r()) No more records in database.

ERANGE buf is too small. Try again with a larger buffer (and increased buflen).

CONFORMING TO These functions are GNU extensions. Functions with similar names exist on some other systems, though typically with different calling signa- tures.

SEE ALSO getnetent(3), networks(5)

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