Programming Interfaces Guide

Network Names – netent

The routines to map network names to numbers and the reverse return a netent structure:

 * Assumes that a network number fits in 32 bits.
struct netent {
   char     *n_name;      /* official name of net */
   char     **n_aliases;  /* alias list */
   int      n_addrtype;   /* net address type */
   int      n_net;        /* net number, host byte order */

getnetbyname(3SOCKET), getnetbyaddr_r(3SOCKET), and getnetent(3SOCKET) are the network counterparts to the host routines previously described.