nbp_name − NBP name parsing
int nbp_name(char *name, char **obj, char **type, char **zone);
nbp_name() parses user supplied names into their component object, type, and zone. obj, type, and zone should be passed by reference, and should point to the caller´s default values. nbp_name() will change the pointers to the parsed−out values. name is of the form object:type@zone, where each of object, :type, and @zone replace obj, type, and zone, respectively. type must be proceeded by ‘:´, and zone must be preceded by ‘@´.
The argument of afpd(8)´s −n option is parsed with nbp_name(). The default value of obj is the first component of the machine´s hostname (as returned by gethostbyname(3)). The default value of type is ‘‘AFPServer´´, and of zone is ‘‘*´´, the default zone. To cause afpd to register itself in some zone other than the default, one would invoke it as
afpd −n @some−other−zone
obj and type would retain their default values.
obj, type, and zone return pointers into static area which may be over−written on each call.