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GETRPCENT_R(3)          Linux Programmer's Manual         GETRPCENT_R(3)

NAME         top

       getrpcent_r, getrpcbyname_r, getrpcbynumber_r - get RPC entry

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <netdb.h>

       int getrpcent_r(struct rpcent *result_buf, char *buf,
                       size_t buflen, struct rpcent **result);
       int getrpcbyname_r(const char *name,
                       struct rpcent *result_buf, char *buf,
                       size_t buflen, struct rpcent **result);
       int getrpcbynumber_r(int number,
                       struct rpcent *result_buf, char *buf,
                       size_t buflen, struct rpcent **result);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see

       getrpcent_r(), getrpcbyname_r(), getrpcbynumber_r():
           Since glibc 2.19:
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
               _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       The getrpcent_r(), getrpcbyname_r(), and getrpcbynumber_r()
       functions are the reentrant equivalents of, respectively,
       getrpcent(3), getrpcbyname(3), and getrpcbynumber(3).  They
       differ in the way that the rpcent structure is returned, and in
       the function calling signature and return value.  This manual
       page describes just the differences from the nonreentrant

       Instead of returning a pointer to a statically allocated rpcent
       structure 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 rpcent structure.  (The nonreentrant 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 an RPC record, then
       *result is set pointing to result_buf; otherwise, *result is set
       to NULL.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, these functions return 0.  On error, they return one
       of the positive error numbers listed in ERRORS.

       On error, record not found (getrpcbyname_r(),
       getrpcbynumber_r()), or end of input (getrpcent_r()) result is
       set to NULL.

ERRORS         top

       ENOENT (getrpcent_r()) No more records in database.

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

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                      Attribute     Value          │
       │getrpcent_r(),                 │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe locale │
       │getrpcbyname_r(),              │               │                │
       │getrpcbynumber_r()             │               │                │

CONFORMING TO         top

       These functions are GNU extensions.  Functions with similar names
       exist on some other systems, though typically with different
       calling signatures.

SEE ALSO         top

       getrpcent(3), rpc(5)

COLOPHON         top

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