BIO_parse_hostserv.3ssl man page

BIO_parse_hostserv — utility routines to parse a standard host and service string

Synopsis

#include <openssl/bio.h>
enum BIO_hostserv_priorities {
    BIO_PARSE_PRIO_HOST, BIO_PARSE_PRIO_SERV
};
int BIO_parse_hostserv(const char *hostserv, char **host, char **service,
                       enum BIO_hostserv_priorities hostserv_prio);

Description

BIO_parse_hostserv() will parse the information given in hostserv, create strings with the host name and service name and give those back via host and service. Those will need to be freed after they are used. hostserv_prio helps determine if hostserv shall be interpreted primarily as a host name or a service name in ambiguous cases.

The syntax the BIO_parse_hostserv() recognises is:

host + ':' + service
host + ':' + '*'
host + ':'
       ':' + service
'*'  + ':' + service
host
service

The host part can be a name or an IP address. If it's a IPv6 address, it MUST be enclosed in brackets, such as '[::1]'.

The service part can be a service name or its port number.

The returned values will depend on the given hostserv string and hostserv_prio, as follows:

host + ':' + service  => *host = "host", *service = "service"
host + ':' + '*'      => *host = "host", *service = NULL
host + ':'            => *host = "host", *service = NULL
       ':' + service  => *host = NULL, *service = "service"
 '*' + ':' + service  => *host = NULL, *service = "service"
in case no ':' is present in the string, the result depends on
hostserv_prio, as follows:
when hostserv_prio == BIO_PARSE_PRIO_HOST
host                 => *host = "host", *service untouched
when hostserv_prio == BIO_PARSE_PRIO_SERV
service              => *host untouched, *service = "service"

See Also

BIO_ADDRINFO(3)

Info

2016-11-22 1.1.0c OpenSSL