The name-to-address mapping feature allows an application to obtain
the address of a service on a specified machine in a transport-independent
The name-to-address mapping feature consists of the following routines:
Each function takes a pointer to a netconfig structure
and returns a list of service and host name addresses over a
given transport provider.
The libraries are:
Contains the name-to-address mapping routines for the Internet
Contains the name-to-address mapping routines for any protocol
that accepts strings as addresses.
and the loopback protocols are examples.
The routines are described below in
``The name-to-address mapping libraries'',
and on the
The netconfig structure is described on the
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