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Net::netent cpan:ELIZABETH last updated on 2018-05-23


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Net::netent - Port of Perl 5's Net::netent


use Net::netent;

my $n = getnetbyname("loopback")       or die "bad net";
printf "%s is %08X\n", $, $;

use Net::netent qw(:FIELDS);
getnetbyname("loopback")               or die "bad net";
printf "%s is %08X\n", $n_name, $n_net;


This module's exports getnetbyname, getnetbyaddrd, and getnetent functions that return Netr::netent objects. This object has methods that return the similarly named structure field name from the C's netent structure from netdb.h, stripped of their leading "n_" parts, namely name, aliases, addrtype and net.

You may also import all the structure fields directly into your namespace as regular variables using the :FIELDS import tag. Access these fields as variables named with a preceding n_ in front their method names. Thus, $ corresponds to $n_name if you import the fields.

The getnet function is a simple front-end that forwards a numeric argument to getnetbyaddr and the rest to getnetbyname.


Elizabeth Mattijsen [email protected]

Source can be located at: . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.


Copyright 2018 Elizabeth Mattijsen

Re-imagined from Perl 5 as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.