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NETCONFIG

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BSD mandoc

NAME

netconfig - network configuration data base

SYNOPSIS

/etc/netconfig

DESCRIPTION

The file defines a list of ``transport names'' describing their semantics and protocol. In Fx , this file is only used by the RPC library code.

Entries have the following format:

network_id semantics flags family protoname device libraries

Entries consist of the following fields:

network_id
The name of the transport described.:
semantics
Describes the semantics of the transport. This can be one of:
tpi_clts
Connectionless transport.:
tpi_cots
Connection-oriented transport:
tpi_cots_ord
Connection-oriented, ordered transport.:
tpi_raw
A raw connection.:
flags
This field is either blank (specified by ``- or contains a ``v meaning visible to the getnetconfig?(3) function.:
family
The protocol family of the transport. This is currently one of:
inet6
The IPv6 (PF_INET6 ) family of protocols.:
inet
The IPv4 (PF_INET ) family of protocols.:
loopback
The PF_LOCAL protocol family.:
protoname
The name of the protocol used for this transport. Can currently be either udp tcp or empty.:
device
This field is always empty in Fx .:
libraries
This field is always empty in Fx .:

The order of entries in this file will determine which transport will be preferred by the RPC library code, given a match on a specified network type. For example, if a sample network config file would look like this:

<BLOCKQUOTE>

</BLOCKQUOTE>

then using the network type udp in calls to the RPC library function (see rpc?(3)) will make the code first try udp6 and then udp

getnetconfig?(3) and associated functions will parse this file and return structures of the following format:

FILES

:/etc/netconfig

SEE ALSO

getnetconfig?(3), getnetpath?(3)


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