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escap_parse_fields, escap_print_fields, escap_cmp_fields, escap_copy_fields, escap_size_data - parser routines for authcap-style data (Enhanced Security)  


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#include <prot.h>

int escap_parse_fields(
       struct escap_parse const *partab,

       size_t fieldlen,

       void *fieldptr,

       uint_t *flagptr,

       char *buffer,

       struct escap_pad *unkpad,

       struct escap_pad *scrpad);

int escap_print_fields(
       struct escap_parse const *partab,

       size_t fieldlen,

       void const *fieldptr,

       uint_t const *flagptr,

       FILE *fp);

int escap_cmp_fields(
       struct escap_parse const *partab,

       size_t fieldlen,

       void const *fieldptr,

       void const *fieldptr2,

       uint_t const *flagptr,

       uint_t const *flagptr2,

       uint_t **diffptr);

int escap_copy_fields(
       struct escap_parse const *partab,

       size_t fieldlen,

       void *dstfieldptr,

       void const *srcfieldptr,

       uint_t *dstflagptr,

       uint_t const *srcflagptr,

       struct escap_pad *scrpad);

size_t escap_size_data(
       struct escap_parse const *partab,

       size_t fieldlen,

       void const *fieldptr,

       uint_t const *flagptr);



Pointer to a list of escap_parse structures, terminated by an entry with a NULL fname field.
The size of the data area referenced by the fieldptr, fieldptr2, srcfieldptr, dstfieldptr parameters.
Pointer to storage for the fixed-length data. For example, when parsing an extended profile, this should be a pointer to an espw_field structure.
Additional pointer (like fieldptr) for comparisons.
Source for data copying, otherwise like fieldptr. Read-only.
Destination for data copying, otherwise like fieldptr.
Pointer to the storage area for flags associated with fieldptr. For example, when parsing an extended profile, this should be a pointer to an espw_flag structure.
Additional pointer (like flagptr) for comparisons.
Source for data copying, otherwise like flagptr. Read-only.
Destination for data copying, otherwise like flagptr.
Pointer to a pointer to flag data, or pointer to a NULL pointer to have escap_cmp_fields allocate storage, or NULL to indicate that the mask of which fields are different is not desired by the caller.
Pointer to an escap_pad structure that is used for storing variable-sized data elements which are referenced by fieldptr (or dstfieldptr). If its area field is NULL, storage is allocated.
Pointer to an escap_pad structure used for holding a record of unparsable fields. If its area field is NULL, storage will be allocated.
pointer to a text record to be parsed. The text record is expected to meet the formatting requirements for an authcap record.
Standard I/O control pointer for output of a text record representing the fields and flags described by partab, fieldptr, and flagptr.


The escap_parse_fields() routine parses the text in buffer according to the field information in partab, storing the results in the data area referenced by fieldptr and the flags for which fields are parsed in the area referenced by flagptr. This routine never writes to an offset in the field data area greater than fieldlen. Initialization of the field and flag data areas to zeros is the responsibility of the calling routine, and not of escap_parse_fields(). If the data areas of the scrpad and unkpad parameters are NULL on entry to this function, the scrpad area will be allocated an area of size equal to strlen(buffer)*2+2 and the unkpad area will receive an allocation of strlen(buffer)+1. If the first element of the partab parameter has an fname field of zero length, then it is assumed that the first field is an unnamed copy of the name of the entry (the portion preceding the first un-quoted \ character). The :chkent: field which is expected at the end of any authcap buffer is not expected to be an element of partab, since there is usually no flag field associated with it.  

Structures for Reference

struct escap_parse {         const char *fname;      /* name of the field in the buffer */
        int     ptype;          /* parser type (from above list) */
        uint_t  fmax;           /* field maximum, special in many cases */
        size_t  where;          /* how far into the field to store */
        size_t  nmlen;          /* strlen of fname field */

struct escap_pad {         char *area;             /* where the region begins */
        char *next;             /* where next string will go */
        char *aend;             /* last legal place to write */
        size_t size;            /* how big the last allocation was */

extern struct escap_parse const espw_parse[], esdv_parse[], estc_parse[],                                 esfi_parse[], esdf_parse[];

escap_parse_fields() checks each field-name found for a matching entry in partab, adding the field to the data stored in unkpad if it can find no match for the name, or if the fieldlen parameter will not allow the data to be saved in the fields area, or if the routine it calls to parse the data fails. The length restrictions in the fmax field of the partab entry may be the cause of the parse failure. The flags data storage is updated in the order in which the fields are listed in the partab parameter.

This routine returns -1 if memory allocation fails or if storing the variable-length data in scrpad or unkpad fails because the allocation was not sufficient. It returns 0 if all fields were parsed and stored successfully (ignoring fields that have required a storage offset exceeding fieldlen). It returns a count of the failed fields which were appended to the unkpad storage because of parse failure otherwise.

The escap_print_fields() routine uses the fp argument to display the fields described by partab, fieldptr, and flagptr. It will reference no offset in the field storage area beyond fieldlen. For each field described by partab, if its storage is within the limit imposed by fieldlen, if the corresponding bit is set in the flags area, then an entry for that field is written to fp. It returns 0 on error (fprintf failure) or 1 on success.

The escap_cmp_fields() routine uses the partab and fieldlen arguments to compare the data areas referenced by the fieldptr and fieldptr2 pointers and the flag areas referenced by the flagptr and flagptr2 pointers. If diffptr is NULL, the return value is 0 if the flags masks are equal and the data elements which they represent as being present are equivalent. If diffptr is not NULL, then a flags mask indicating which fields differed will be returned in *diffptr. If *diffptr is NULL on entry, this routine will allocate storage for this flag area. If that allocation fails, the routine returns -1. A difference will be recorded if the flag bit for a given field in *flagptr is not the same as the corresponding bit in *flagptr2, or if both flag areas indicate that the field is present, but that a comparison of the data referenced by fieldptr and fieldptr2 shows a difference. If *diffptr was non-NULL or successfully allocated, the return value of this routine is the same as when diffptr is NULL (0 for equal entries, 1 for unequal).

The escap_copy_fields() routine copies data and flag information from srcfieldptr and srcflagptr to dstfieldptr and dstflagptr, limiting the data offset referenced in the field storage areas to fieldlen as directed by the partab parameter. Variable-sized data is appended to scrpad. If the area and size fields of scrpad are NULL, this routine assigns storage to scrpad based on a call to escap_size_data(). Initialization of the destination flag values to zero is the responsibility of the calling routine. This routine will only set bits in the destination flags area, not clear them. This routine does perform a memcpy(dstfieldptr, srcfieldptr, fieldlen). This routine returns 0 if it could not append to the scrpad area or if allocation of the scrpad area failed. It returns 1 otherwise.

The escap_size_data() routine evaluates the additional size needed beyond fieldlen bytes to store the variable-sized data associated with the fieldptr parameter as described by partab and flagptr . It returns only the size needed to store variable-sized data, and does not include fieldlen in that calculation, so it can return 0.  


The following is an example of an actual call:        struct es_passwd *status;
        struct es_pad uunk, upad;
        char *abuf;
        /* ... */
        uunk.area = upad.area = NULL;
        if (escap_parse_fields(espw_parse, status->fieldlen,
                         status->ufld, (uint_t*) status->uflg,
                         abuf, &uunk, &upad) == -1)
                status = 0;
        else /* ... */


See above.  


In order to quickstart a program, the program must be linked as follows:

-lsecurity -ldb -laud -lm

See the shared library discussion in the Programmer's Guide for more information about using the quickstarting feature.  


getespwent(3), getesdvent(3), getestcent(3), getesfient(3), getesdfent(3), authcap(4)

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Structures for Reference

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