BrlAPI  0.6
Data Fields
brlapi_connectionSettings_t Struct Reference

Settings structure for BrlAPI connection. More...

#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:
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.


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