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NAME

eui64, eui64_aton, eui64_ntoa, eui64_ntohost, eui64_hostton - IEEE EUI-64 conversion and lookup routines

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Notes
Nis Interaction
See Also
History
Bugs

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/types.h
.In sys/eui64.h int eui64_aton "const char *a" "struct eui64 *e" int eui64_ntoa "const struct eui64 *id" "char *a" "size_t len" int eui64_ntohost "char *hostname" "size_t len" "const struct eui64 *id" int eui64_hostton "const char *hostname" "struct eui64 *id"

DESCRIPTION

These functions operate on IEEE EUI-64s using an
.Vt eui64 structure, which is defined in the header file
.In sys/eui64.h :
/*
* The number of bytes in an EUI-64.
*/
#define EUI64_LEN8


/*
* Structure of an IEEE EUI-64.
*/
struct eui64 {
u_char octet[EUI64_LEN];
};

The eui64_aton function converts an ASCII representation of an EUI-64 into an
.Vt eui64 structure. Likewise, eui64_ntoa converts an EUI-64 specified as an
.Vt eui64 structure into an ASCII string.

The eui64_ntohost and eui64_hostton functions map EUI-64s to their corresponding hostnames as specified in the /etc/eui64 database. The eui64_ntohost function converts from EUI-64 to hostname, and eui64_hostton converts from hostname to EUI-64.

RETURN VALUES

On success, eui64_ntoa returns a pointer to a string containing an ASCII representation of an EUI-64. If it is unable to convert the supplied
.Vt eui64 structure, it returns a NULL pointer. Likewise, eui64_aton returns a pointer to an
.Vt eui64 structure on success and a NULL pointer on failure.

The eui64_ntohost and eui64_hostton functions both return zero on success or non-zero if they were unable to find a match in the /etc/eui64 database.

NOTES

The user must insure that the hostname strings passed to the eui64_ntohost and eui64_hostton functions are large enough to contain the returned hostnames.

NIS INTERACTION

If the /etc/eui64 contains a line with a single ‘+’ in it, the eui64_ntohost and eui64_hostton functions will attempt to consult the NIS eui64.byname and eui64.byid maps in addition to the data in the /etc/eui64 file.

SEE ALSO

firewire(4), eui64(5), yp(8)

HISTORY

ethers(3)

BUGS


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