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8.114 Net::servent

Returns information for an Internet service. Overrides the core getservent, getservbyname, and getservbyport functions, replacing them with versions that return Net::servent objects. The functions take a default second argument of tcp. The objects have methods that return the fields of the same name from the servent structure in netdb.h:

aliasesList of aliases
nameName of service
protoProtocol to use

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 s_ to the field name:


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