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AIX Version 4.3 Communications Technical Reference, Volume 1

rpc_$inq_binding Library Routine (NCS)


Returns the socket address represented by a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) handle.


void rpc_$inq_binding (handle, sockaddr, slength, status)
handle_t handle;
socket_$addr_t *sockaddr;
unsigned long *slength;
status_$t *status;


The rpc_$inq_binding routine enables a client to determine the socket address, and therefore the server, identified by an RPC handle. It can be used to determine which server is responding to a remote procedure call when a client uses an unbound handle in the call.

Note: This routine is used by clients only.


handle Specifies an RPC handle.
sockaddr Points to the socket address represented by the handle parameter.
slength Points to the length, in bytes, of the socket address (sockaddr).
status Points to the completion status.

Return Values

The rpc_$inq_binding routine fails if the following is true:

rpc_$unbound_handle The handle is not bound and does not represent a specific host address.


The Location Broker administrative tool, lb_admin, uses the following statement to determine the particular GLB that responded to a lookup request:

rpc_$inq_binding(glb_$handle, &global_broker_addr,
   &global_broker_addr_len, &status);

Implementation Specifics

This Library Routine is part of Network Computing System in Network Support Facilities in Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Runtime Library (NCS) in AIX Version 4.3 Communications Programming Concepts.

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