(TLI Only)


t_optmgmt -- manage options for a transport endpoint


TLI syntax

cc . . . -lnsl

#include <sys/tiuser.h>

int t_optmgmt (fd, req, ret) int fd; struct t_optmgmt *req; struct t_optmgmt *ret;


The t_optmgmt function enables a transport user to retrieve, verify, or negotiate protocol options with the transport provider. fd identifies a bound transport endpoint.

The req and ret arguments point to a t_optmgmt structure containing the following members:

   struct netbuf opt;
   long	flags;
The opt field identifies protocol options, and the flags field is used to specify the action to take with those options.

The options are represented by a netbuf (see netbuf(FP); also for len, buf, and maxlen) structure in a manner similar to the address in t_bind. req is used to request a specific action of the provider and to send options to the provider. len specifies the number of bytes in the options, buf points to the options buffer, and maxlen has no meaning for the req argument. The transport provider may return options and flag values to the user through ret. For ret, maxlen specifies the maximum size of the options buffer and buf points to the buffer where the options are to be placed. On return, len specifies the number of bytes of options returned. maxlen has no meaning for the req argument, but must be set in the ret argument to specify the maximum number of bytes the options buffer can hold. The actual structure and content of the options is imposed by the transport provider.

The flags field of req can specify one of the following actions:

This action enables the user to verify whether the options specified in req are supported by the transport provider. On return, the flags field of ret either has T_SUCCESS or T_FAILURE set to indicate to the user whether the options are supported. These flags are only meaningful for the T_CHECK request.

This action enables a user to retrieve the default options supported by the transport provider into the opt field of ret. In req, the len field of opt must be zero, and the buf field may be NULL.

This action enables the user to negotiate the values of the options specified in req with the transport provider. The provider evaluates the requested options and negotiates the values, returning the negotiated values through ret.

If issued as part of the connectionless-mode service, t_optmgmt may block due to flow control constraints. The function does not complete until the transport provider has processed all previously sent data units.

Return values

t_optmgmt returns 0 on success and -1 on failure, and t_errno is set to indicate the error.


On failure, t_errno may be set to one of the following:

The user does not have permission to negotiate the specified options.

The specified file descriptor does not refer to a transport endpoint.

An invalid flag was specified.

The specified protocol options were in an incorrect format or contained illegal information.

The number of bytes allowed for an incoming argument is not sufficient to store the value of that argument. The information to be returned in ret is discarded.

The function was issued in the wrong sequence.

A system error occurred during execution of this function.


This routine is not supported in the current release of the XTI library. If called, t_optmgmt returns -1 and t_errno is set to TNOTSUPPORT.

See also

Intro(NET), netbuf(FP), t_getinfo(NET), t_open(NET)

Standards conformance

t_optmgmt is conformant with:

AT&T SVID Issue 3 ;
X/Open CAE Specification, Networking Services, Issue 4, 1994. ;
and Intel386 Binary Compatibility Specification, Edition 2 (iBCSe2) .

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