_getshort man page on DigitalUNIX

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_getshort(3)							  _getshort(3)

NAME
       _getshort - Retrieves short quantities from a byte stream

SYNOPSIS
       #include	    <sys/types.h>     #include	   <netinet/in.h>     #include
       <arpa/nameser.h> #include <resolv.h>

       unsigned short _getshort(
	       u_char *message_ptr );

LIBRARY
       Standard C Library (libc)

PARAMETERS
       Specifies a pointer into the byte stream.

DESCRIPTION
       the _getshort() function gets 16-bit quantities from the byte stream or
       arbitrary byte boundaries.

       The  _getshort()	 function is one of a set of subroutines that form the
       resolver, a set of functions that resolve domain names. Global informa‚Äź
       tion  that  is  used by the resolver functions is kept in the _res data
       structure. The include/resolv.h file contains the _res  data  structure
       definition.

RETURN VALUES
       Upon   successful  completion,  the  _getshort()	 function  returns  an
       unsigned short (16-bit) value.

FILES
       Defines name server and domain names.

SEE ALSO
       Functions:  res_init(3),	  res_mkquery(3),   res_send(3),   dn_comp(3),
       dn_expand(3),   dn_find(3),   _getlong(3),   putshort(3),   putlong(3),
       dn_skipname(3)

								  _getshort(3)
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