Perl endnetent Function

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Description

This function tells the system you no longer expect to read entries from the networks list using getnetent.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

endnetent

Return Value

This function does not return any value.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl

use Socket;

while ( ($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $net)  = getnetent() ){

   print "Name = $name\n";
   print "Aliases = $aliases\n";
   print "Addrtype = $addrtype\n";
   print "Net = $net\n";
}

setnetent(1); # Rewind the database;

while ( ($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $net)  = getnetent() ){

   print "Name = $name\n";
   print "Aliases = $aliases\n";
   print "Addrtype = $addrtype\n";
   print "Net = $net\n";
}

endnetent();  # Closes the database;

When above code is executed, it produced following result:

Name = default
Aliases = 
Addrtype = 2
Net = 0
Name = loopback
Aliases = 
Addrtype = 2
Net = 2130706432
Name = link-local
Aliases = 
Addrtype = 2
Net = 2851995648
Name = default
Aliases = 
Addrtype = 2
Net = 0
Name = loopback
Aliases = 
Addrtype = 2
Net = 2130706432
Name = link-local
Aliases = 
Addrtype = 2
Net = 2851995648


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