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


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


use Net::protoent;
my $p = getprotobyname('tcp') || die "no proto";
printf "proto for %s is %d, aliases are %s\n",
   $, $p.proto, "$p.aliases()";

use Net::protoent qw(:FIELDS);
getprotobyname('tcp')         || die "no proto";
print "proto for $p_name is $p_proto, aliases are @p_aliases\n";


This module's exports getprotobyname, getprotobynumber, and getprotoent functions that return Netr::protoent objects. This object has methods that return the similarly named structure field name from the C's protoent structure from netdb.h, stripped of their leading "p_" parts, namely name, aliases, and proto.

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 p_ in front their method names. Thus, $ corresponds to $p_name if you import the fields.

The getproto function is a simple front-end that forwards a numeric argument to getprotobynumber and the rest to getprotobyname.


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.