man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Kernel Functions

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Updated: July 2014
 
 

net_getifname(9F)

Name

net_getifname - determine the name given to a network interface

Synopsis

#include <sys/neti.h>

int net_getifname(const net_data_t net, const phy_if_t ifp, 
     char *buffer, size_t buflen);

Interface Level

Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI).

Parameters

net

value returned from a successful call to net_protocol_lookup(9F).

ifp

value returned from a successful call to net_phylookup(9F) or net_phygetnext(9F).

buffer

pointer to the buffer in which to write the interface name.

buflen

size of the buffer in which to store the interface name.

Description

The net_getifname() function copies the name of the network interface into the buffer provided. The name will always be null-terminated. If the buffer is too small to fit both the interface name and the null-terminated name, the name in the buffer is truncated to fit. See net_phygetnext(9F) for an example on how to use this function.

Return Values

The net_getifname() function returns:

–1

The network protocol does not support this function.

0

Successful completion.

1

Unsuccessful.

Context

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

Attributes

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

net_phygetnext(9F), net_phylookup(9F), net_protocol_lookup(9F)