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AIX Version 4.3 Communications Technical Reference, Volume 1

rpc_$inq_object Library Routine (NCS)


Returns the object Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) represented by a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) handle.


void rpc_$inq_object (handle, object_id, status)
handle_t handle;
uuid_$t *object_id;
status_$t *status;


The rpc_$inq_object routine enables a server to determine the particular object that a client is accessing. A server must use the rpc_$inq_object routine if it exports an interface through which multiple objects may be accessed.

A server can make this call only if the interface uses explicit handles (that is, if each operation in the interface has a handle argument). If the interface uses an implicit handle, the handle identifier is not passed to the server.

Note: This routine is used by servers only.


handle Specifies an RPC handle.
object_id Points to the UUID of the object identified by the handle parameter.
status Points to the completion status.


A database server that manages multiple databases must determine the particular database to be accessed whenever it receives a remote procedure call. Each manager routine therefore makes the following call:

rpc_$inq_object(handle, &db_uuid, &st);

The routine then uses the returned UUID to identify the database to be accessed.

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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