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LWRES_PACKET

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NAME

lwres_lwpacket_renderheader, lwres_lwpacket_parseheader − lightweight resolver packet handling functions

SYNOPSIS

#include <lwres/lwpacket.h>

lwres_result_t lwres_lwpacket_renderheader(lwres_buffer_t *b, lwres_lwpacket_t *pkt);

lwres_result_t lwres_lwpacket_parseheader(lwres_buffer_t *b, lwres_lwpacket_t *pkt);

DESCRIPTION

These functions rely on a struct lwres_lwpacket which is defined in lwres/lwpacket.h.

typedef struct lwres_lwpacket lwres_lwpacket_t;

struct lwres_lwpacket {
uint32_t length;
uint16_t version;
uint16_t pktflags;
uint32_t serial;
uint32_t opcode;
uint32_t result;
uint32_t recvlength;
uint16_t authtype;
uint16_t authlength;
};

The elements of this structure are:

length

the overall packet length, including the entire packet header. This field is filled in by the lwres_gabn_*() and lwres_gnba_*() calls.

version

the header format. There is currently only one format, LWRES_LWPACKETVERSION_0. This field is filled in by the lwres_gabn_*() and lwres_gnba_*() calls.

pktflags

library−defined flags for this packet: for instance whether the packet is a request or a reply. Flag values can be set, but not defined by the caller. This field is filled in by the application with the exception of the LWRES_LWPACKETFLAG_RESPONSE bit, which is set by the library in the lwres_gabn_*() and lwres_gnba_*() calls.

serial

is set by the requestor and is returned in all replies. If two or more packets from the same source have the same serial number and are from the same source, they are assumed to be duplicates and the latter ones may be dropped. This field must be set by the application.

opcode

indicates the operation. Opcodes between 0x00000000 and 0x03ffffff are reserved for use by the lightweight resolver library. Opcodes between 0x04000000 and 0xffffffff are application defined. This field is filled in by the lwres_gabn_*() and lwres_gnba_*() calls.

result

is only valid for replies. Results between 0x04000000 and 0xffffffff are application defined. Results between 0x00000000 and 0x03ffffff are reserved for library use. This field is filled in by the lwres_gabn_*() and lwres_gnba_*() calls.

recvlength

is the maximum buffer size that the receiver can handle on requests and the size of the buffer needed to satisfy a request when the buffer is too large for replies. This field is supplied by the application.

authtype

defines the packet level authentication that is used. Authorisation types between 0x1000 and 0xffff are application defined and types between 0x0000 and 0x0fff are reserved for library use. Currently these are not used and must be zero.

authlen

gives the length of the authentication data. Since packet authentication is currently not used, this must be zero.

The following opcodes are currently defined:

NOOP

Success is always returned and the packet contents are echoed. The lwres_noop_*() functions should be used for this type.

GETADDRSBYNAME

returns all known addresses for a given name. The lwres_gabn_*() functions should be used for this type.

GETNAMEBYADDR

return the hostname for the given address. The lwres_gnba_*() functions should be used for this type.

lwres_lwpacket_renderheader() transfers the contents of lightweight resolver packet structure lwres_lwpacket_t*pkt in network byte order to the lightweight resolver buffer, *b.

lwres_lwpacket_parseheader() performs the converse operation. It transfers data in network byte order from buffer *b to resolver packet *pkt. The contents of the buffer b should correspond to a lwres_lwpacket_t.

RETURN VALUES

Successful calls to lwres_lwpacket_renderheader() and lwres_lwpacket_parseheader() return LWRES_R_SUCCESS. If there is insufficient space to copy data between the buffer *b and lightweight resolver packet *pkt both functions return LWRES_R_UNEXPECTEDEND.

AUTHOR

Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2014-2016, 2018-2020 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")