Closes the /etc/hosts file.
Standard C Library (libc.a) (libbind) (libnis) (liblocal)
#include <netdb.h> endhostent ()
When using the endhostent subroutine in DNS/BIND name service resolution, endhostent closes the TCP connection which the sethostent subroutine set up.
When using the endhostent subroutine in NIS name resolution or to search the /etc/hosts file, endhostent closes the /etc/hosts file.
Note: If a previous sethostent subroutine is performed and the StayOpen parameter does not equal 0 (zero), then the endhostent subroutine closes the /etc/hosts file. Run a second sethostent subroutine with the StayOpen value equal to 0 (zero) in order for a following endhostent subroutine to succeed. Otherwise, the /etc/hosts file closes on an exit subroutine call .
The endhostent subroutine is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.
|Contains the host name database.|
|/etc/netsvc.conf||Contains the name service ordering.|
|/usr/include/netdb.h||Contains the network database structure.|
The gethostbyaddr subroutine, gethostbyname subroutine, sethostent subroutine gethostent subroutine.
Sockets Overview and Network Address Translation in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Communications Programming Concepts.