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brlapi_connectionSettings_t(3) BrlAPI brlapi_connectionSettings_t(3)

NAME

brlapi_connectionSettings_t -
Settings structure for BrlAPI connection.
 

SYNOPSIS

#include <brlapi.h>

Data Fields


char * auth
 
char * host
 

Detailed Description

This structure holds every parameter needed to connect to BrlAPI: which file the authorization key can be found in and which computer to connect to.
Examples:
 
brlapi_connectionSettings_t settings;
settings.auth='/etc/brlapi.key'; settings.host='foo';
libbrlapi will read authorization key from file /etc/brlapi.key and connect to the machine called 'foo', on the default TCP port.
settings.host='10.1.0.2';
lets directly enter an IP address instead of a machine name.
settings.host=':1';
lets libbrlapi connect to the local computer, on port BRLAPI_SOCKETPORTNUM+1
See Also:
brlapi_openConnection()

Field Documentation

char* brlapi_connectionSettings_t::auth

For security reasons, libbrlapi has to get authorized to connect to the BrlAPI server. This can be done via a secret key, for instance. This is the path to the file which holds it; it will hence have to be readable by the application.
Setting NULL defaults it to local installation setup or to the content of the BRLAPI_AUTH environment variable, if it exists.

char* brlapi_connectionSettings_t::host

This tells where the BrlAPI server resides: it might be listening on another computer, on any TCP port. It should look like 'foo:1', which means TCP port number BRLAPI_SOCKETPORTNUM+1 on computer called 'foo'.
Note:
Please check that resolving this name works before complaining
Settings NULL defaults it to localhost, using the local installation's default TCP port, or to the content of the BRLAPI_HOST environment variable, if it exists.
 

Author

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