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          getnetent_r, getnetbyname_r, getnetbyaddr_r - get network
          entry (reentrant)

          #include <netdb.h>

          int getnetent_r(struct netent *result_buf, char *buf,
                          size_t buflen, struct netent **result,
                          int *h_errnop);

          int getnetbyname_r(const char *name,
                          struct netent *result_buf, char *buf,
                          size_t buflen, struct netent **result,
                          int *h_errnop);

          int getnetbyaddr_r(uint32_t net, int type,
                          struct netent *result_buf, char *buf,
                          size_t buflen, struct netent **result,
                          int *h_errnop);

     Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see

          getnetent_r(), getnetbyname_r(), getnetbyaddr_r():
              Since glibc 2.19:
              Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
                  _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

          The getnetent_r(),  getnetbyname_r(),  and  getnetbyaddr_r()
          functions  are  the  reentrant equivalents of, respectively,
          getnetent(3), getnetbyname(3), and getnetbynumber(3).   They
          differ in the way that the netent structure is returned, and
          in the function calling signature and  return  value.   This
          manual page describes just the differences from the nonreen-
          trant functions.

          Instead of returning a pointer  to  a  statically  allocated
          netent  structure  as  the  function result, these functions
          copy  the  structure  into  the  location  pointed   to   by

          The buf array is used to store the string fields pointed  to
          by  the  returned netent structure.  (The nonreentrant func-
          tions 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

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          bytes should be sufficient for most applications.)

          If the function call successfully obtains a network  record,
          then  *result  is  set  pointing  to  result_buf; otherwise,
          *result is set to NULL.

          The buffer pointed to by h_errnop  is  used  to  return  the
          value that would be stored in the global variable h_errno by
          the nonreentrant versions of these functions.

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

          On    error,    record    not    found    (getnetbyname_r(),
          getnetbyaddr_r()), or end of input (getnetent_r()) result is
          set to NULL.

               (getnetent_r()) No more records in database.

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

          For an explanation of the terms used in  this  section,  see
          attributes(7).  allbox; lbw17 lb lb l l l.
          Interface Attribute Value T{ getnetent_r(),
          getnetbyname_r(), getnetbyaddr_r() T}   Thread safety  MT-
          Safe locale

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

          getnetent(3), networks(5)

          This page is part of release 5.10  of  the  Linux  man-pages
          project.   A  description  of the project, information about
          reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can  be
          found at

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