NET_PROTOCOL_LOOKUP(9F) Kernel Functions for Drivers NET_PROTOCOL_LOOKUP(9F)


NAME


net_protocol_lookup - locate an implementation of a network layer
protocol

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/neti.h>

net_handle_t net_protocol_lookup(netid_t id, const char *protocol);


INTERFACE LEVEL


illumos DDI specific (illumos DDI).

PARAMETERS


id
network instance identifier.


family
name of the network protocol to find.


DESCRIPTION


The net_protocol_lookup() function attempts to locate a data structure
that defines what capabilities it is exporting through this interface.
The value returned by this call is guaranteed to be valid until it is
passed into a call to net_protocol_release(9F), after which it should no
longer be treated as valid.


The protocol must be a registered name of a network protocol that has
been registered. The symbols NHF_INET and NHF_INET6 should be passed to
net_protocol_lookup() as the protocol name to gain access to either IPv4
or IPv6 respectively.

RETURN VALUES


The net_protocol_lookup() function returns NULL if it does not find any
knowledge about the network protocol referenced. Otherwise, it returns a
value that can be used with other calls in this framework.

CONTEXT


The net_protocol_lookup() function may be called from user, kernel, or
interrupt context.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


attributes(7), net_protocol_release(9F)


illumos March 5, 2012 NET_PROTOCOL_LOOKUP(9F)