GETRPCENT(3) Library Functions Manual GETRPCENT(3)

getrpcent, getrpcbyname, getrpcbynumber, endrpcent, setrpcentget RPC entry

#include <rpc/rpc.h>

struct rpcent *

struct rpcent *
getrpcbyname(char *name);

struct rpcent *
getrpcbynumber(int number);

setrpcent(int stayopen);


The (), getrpcbyname(), and getrpcbynumber() functions each return a pointer to an object with the following structure containing the broken-out fields of a line in the rpc program number data base, /etc/rpc:

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:

The name of the server for this rpc program.
A zero terminated list of alternate names for the rpc program.
The rpc program number for this service.

The () function reads the next line of the file, opening the file if necessary.

The () function opens and rewinds the file. If the stayopen flag is non-zero, the net data base will not be closed after each call to getrpcent() (either directly, or indirectly through one of the other “getrpc” calls).

The () function closes the file.

The () and () 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.


These functions are part of libtirpc.

rpc(5), rpcinfo(8)

A NULL pointer is returned on EOF or error.

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

December 14, 1987 Linux 6.7.4-arch1-1