RPCBIND(3NSL) Networking Services Library Functions RPCBIND(3NSL)


NAME


rpcbind, rpcb_getmaps, rpcb_getaddr, rpcb_gettime, rpcb_rmtcall,
rpcb_set, rpcb_unset - library routines for RPC bind service

SYNOPSIS


#include <rpc/rpc.h>


struct rpcblist *rpcb_getmaps(const struct netconfig *netconf,
const char *host);


bool_t rpcb_getaddr(const rpcprog_t prognum, const rpcvers_t versnum,
const struct netconfig *netconf, struct netbuf *svcaddr,
const char *host);


bool_t rpcb_gettime(const char *host, time_t *timep);


enum clnt_stat rpcb_rmtcall(const struct netconfig *netconf,
const char *host, const rpcprog_t prognum,
const rpcvers_t versnum, const rpcproc_t procnum,
const xdrproc_t inproc, const caddr_t in,
const xdrproc_t outproc caddr_t out,
const struct timeval tout, struct netbuf *svcaddr);


bool_t rpcb_set(const rpcprog_t prognum, const rpcvers_t versnum,
const struct netconfig *netconf, const struct netbuf *svcaddr);


bool_t rpcb_unset(const rpcprog_t prognum, const rpcvers_t versnum,
const struct netconfig *netconf);


DESCRIPTION


These routines allow client C programs to make procedure calls to the RPC
binder service. rpcbind maintains a list of mappings between programs and
their universal addresses. See rpcbind(1M).

Routines


rpcb_getmaps()
An interface to the rpcbind service, which returns a
list of the current RPC program-to-address mappings on
host. It uses the transport specified through netconf
to contact the remote rpcbind service on host. This
routine will return NULL, if the remote rpcbind could
not be contacted.


rpcb_getaddr()
An interface to the rpcbind service, which finds the
address of the service on host that is registered with
program number prognum, version versnum, and speaks the
transport protocol associated with netconf. The address
found is returned in svcaddr. svcaddr should be
preallocated. This routine returns TRUE if it succeeds.
A return value of FALSE means that the mapping does not
exist or that the RPC system failed to contact the
remote rpcbind service. In the latter case, the global
variable rpc_createerr contains the RPC status. See
rpc_clnt_create(3NSL).


rpcb_gettime()
This routine returns the time on host in timep. If host
is NULL, rpcb_gettime() returns the time on its own
machine. This routine returns TRUE if it succeeds,
FALSE if it fails. rpcb_gettime() can be used to
synchronize the time between the client and the remote
server. This routine is particularly useful for
secure RPC.


rpcb_rmtcall()
An interface to the rpcbind service, which instructs
rpcbind on host to make an RPC call on your behalf to a
procedure on that host. The netconfig structure should
correspond to a connectionless transport. The parameter
*svcaddr will be modified to the server's address if
the procedure succeeds. See rpc_call() and clnt_call()
in rpc_clnt_calls(3NSL) for the definitions of other
parameters.

This procedure should normally be used for a "ping" and
nothing else. This routine allows programs to do lookup
and call, all in one step.

Note: Even if the server is not running rpcbind does
not return any error messages to the caller. In such a
case, the caller times out.

Note: rpcb_rmtcall() is only available for
connectionless transports.


rpcb_set()
An interface to the rpcbind service, which establishes
a mapping between the triple [prognum, versnum,
netconf->nc_netid] and svcaddr on the machine's rpcbind
service. The value of nc_netid must correspond to a
network identifier that is defined by the netconfig
database. This routine returns TRUE if it succeeds,
FALSE otherwise. See also svc_reg() in
rpc_svc_reg(3NSL). If there already exists such an
entry with rpcbind, rpcb_set() will fail.


rpcb_unset()
An interface to the rpcbind service, which destroys the
mapping between the triple [prognum, versnum,
netconf->nc_netid] and the address on the machine's
rpcbind service. If netconf is NULL, rpcb_unset()
destroys all mapping between the triple [prognum,
versnum, all-transports] and the addresses on the
machine's rpcbind service. This routine returns TRUE if
it succeeds, FALSE otherwise. Only the owner of the
service or the super-user can destroy the mapping. See
also svc_unreg() in rpc_svc_reg(3NSL).


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


rpcbind(1M), rpcinfo(1M), rpc_clnt_calls(3NSL), rpc_clnt_create(3NSL),
rpc_svc_calls(3NSL), attributes(5)


July 25, 2015 RPCBIND(3NSL)