NET_PROTOCOL_LOOKUP(9F) Kernel Functions for Drivers NET_PROTOCOL_LOOKUP(9F)

net_protocol_lookup - locate an implementation of a network layer protocol

#include <sys/neti.h>
net_handle_t net_protocol_lookup(netid_t id, const char *protocol);

illumos DDI specific (illumos DDI).

id
network instance identifier.

family

name of the network protocol to find.

The net_protocol_lookup() function attempts to locate a data structure that defines what capabilities it is exporting through this interface. The value returned by this call is guaranteed to be valid until it is passed into a call to net_protocol_release(9F), after which it should no longer be treated as valid.

The protocol must be a registered name of a network protocol that has been registered. The symbols NHF_INET and NHF_INET6 should be passed to net_protocol_lookup() as the protocol name to gain access to either IPv4 or IPv6 respectively.

The net_protocol_lookup() function returns NULL if it does not find any knowledge about the network protocol referenced. Otherwise, it returns a value that can be used with other calls in this framework.

The net_protocol_lookup() function may be called from user, kernel, or interrupt context.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability Committed

net_protocol_release(9F), attributes(5)
March 5, 2012 OmniOS