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8.113 Net::protoent

Returns information for an Internet protocol. Overrides the core getprotoent, getprotobyname, and getprotobynumber functions with object-oriented versions that return Net::protoent objects. The functions take a default second argument of tcp. The objects have methods that return the fields of the same name from the protoent structure in netdb.h:

aliasesList of aliases
nameName of host

You can access the structure fields either with the methods or by importing the fields into your namespace with the :FIELDS import tag and then accessing them by prepending p_ to the field name:


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