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LFC_PING(3) LFC Library Functions LFC_PING(3)

NAME

lfc_ping - check if name server is alive and return its version number

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>
#include "lfc_api.h"

int lfc_ping (char *server, char *info)

DESCRIPTION

lfc_ping checks if the name server is alive and returns its version number.

OPTIONS

server
specifies the LFC Name Server hostname. If NULL, the LFC_HOST environment variable is used.
info
points at a buffer to receive the information (currently the version number). The buffer must be at least 256 characters long.

RETURN VALUE

This routine returns 0 if the operation was successful or -1 if the operation failed. In the latter case, serrno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

EFAULT
info is a NULL pointer.
SENOSHOST
Host unknown.
SENOSSERV
Service unknown.
SECOMERR
Communication error.
ENSNACT
Name server is not running or is being shutdown.
$Date: 2007/05/09 06:38:31 $ LFC