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SunOS man pages : soconfig (1)

Maintenance Commands                                 soconfig(1M)


soconfig - configure transport providers for use by sockets


/sbin/soconfig -f file /sbin/soconfig family type protocol [ path ]


The soconfig utility configures the transport provider driver for use with sockets. It specifies how the family, type, and protocol parameters in the socket(3SOCKET) call are mapped to the name of a transport provider such as /dev/tcp. This utility can be used to add an additional mapping or remove a previous mapping. The init(1M) utility uses soconfig with the sock2path(4) file during the booting sequence.


The following options are supported: -f file Set up the soconfig configuration for each driver according to the information stored in file. A socon- fig file consists of lines of at least the first three fields listed below, separated by spaces: family type protocol path These fields are described in the OPERANDS section below. An example of file can be found in the EXAMPLES sec- tion below.


The following operands are supported: family The protocol family as listed in the /usr/include/sys/socket.h file, expressed as an integer. type The socket type as listed in the /usr/include/sys/socket.h file, expressed as an integer. protocol The protocol number as specified in the family- specific include file, expressed as an integer. For example, for AF_INET this number is specified in SunOS 5.8 Last change: 30 Sep 1996 1 Maintenance Commands soconfig(1M) /usr/include/netinet/in.h. An unspecified protocol number is denoted with the value zero. path The string that specifies the path name of the device that corresponds to the transport provider. If this parameter is specified, the configuration will be added for the specified family, type, and protocol. If this parameter is not specified, the configuration will be removed.


Example 1: Using soconfig The following example sets up /dev/tcp for family AF_INET and type SOCK_STREAM: example# soconfig 2 2 0 /dev/tcp The following is a sample file used with the -f option. Com- ment lines begin with a number sign (#): # Family Type Protocol Path 2 2 0 /dev/tcp 2 2 6 /dev/tcp 2 1 0 /dev/udp 2 1 17 /dev/udp 1 2 0 /dev/ticotsord 1 1 0 /dev/ticlts 2 4 0 /dev/rawip


/etc/sock2path file containing mappings from sockets to transport providers


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsr | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


init(1M), , sock2path(4), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 30 Sep 1996 2 Maintenance Commands soconfig(1M) Network Interfaces Programmer's Guide SunOS 5.8 Last change: 30 Sep 1996 3