PR_GetProtoByName

Looks up a protocol entry based on the protocol's name.

Syntax

#include <prnetdb.h>

PRStatus PR_GetProtoByName(
  const char* protocolname, 
  char* buffer, 
  PRInt32 bufsize, 
  PRProtoEnt* result);

Parameters

The function has the following parameters:

protocolname
A pointer to the character string of the protocol's name.
buffer
A pointer to a scratch buffer for the runtime to return result. This buffer is allocated by the caller.
bufsize
Number of bytes in the buffer parameter. The buffer must be at least PR_NETDB_BUF_SIZE bytes.
result
On input, a pointer to a PRProtoEnt structure. On output, this structure is filled in by the runtime if the function returns PR_SUCCESS.

Returns

The function returns one of the following values:

  • If successful, PR_SUCCESS.
  • If unsuccessful, PR_FAILURE. You can retrieve the reason for the failure by calling PR_GetError.

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