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       Connecting to BrlAPI -

   Data Structures
       struct brlapi_connectionSettings_t
           Settings structure for BrlAPI connection.

       #define BRLAPI_SOCKETPORTNUM   4101
       #define BRLAPI_SOCKETPORT   '4101'
       #define BRLAPI_SOCKETPATH   '/var/lib/BrlAPI'
       #define BRLAPI_ETCDIR   '/etc'
       #define BRLAPI_AUTHKEYFILE   'brlapi.key'

       typedef int brlapi_fileDescriptor

       brlapi_fileDescriptor BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_openConnection (const
           brlapi_connectionSettings_t *desiredSettings,
           brlapi_connectionSettings_t *actualSettings)
       brlapi_fileDescriptor BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__openConnection
           (brlapi_handle_t *handle, const brlapi_connectionSettings_t
           *desiredSettings, brlapi_connectionSettings_t *actualSettings)
       void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_closeConnection (void)
       void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__closeConnection (brlapi_handle_t *handle)

Detailed Description

       Before calling any other function of the library, calling
       brlapi_openConnection() is needed to establish a connection to BrlAPI
       's server. When the connection is not needed any more,
       brlapi_closeConnection() must be called to close the connection.

Define Documentation

   #define BRLAPI_AUTHKEYFILE   'brlapi.key' Default name of the file
       containing BrlAPI 's authorization key
       This name is relative to BRLAPI_ETCDIR

       authorization setting
   #define BRLAPI_ETCDIR   '/etc' brltty 's settings directory
       This is where authorization key and driver-dependent key names are
       found for instance.

   #define BRLAPI_SETTINGS_INITIALIZER   { NULL, NULL } Allows to initialize a
       structure of type brlapi_connectionSettings_t * with default values.
   #define BRLAPI_SOCKETPATH   '/var/lib/BrlAPI' Default unix path on which
       connections to BrlAPI can be established
   #define BRLAPI_SOCKETPORT   '4101'
   #define BRLAPI_SOCKETPORTNUM   4101 Default port number on which
       connections to BrlAPI can be established

Typedef Documentation

   typedef int brlapi_fileDescriptor

Function Documentation

   void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__closeConnection (brlapi_handle_t * handle)
   brlapi_fileDescriptor BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__openConnection
       (brlapi_handle_t * handle, const brlapi_connectionSettings_t *
       desiredSettings, brlapi_connectionSettings_t * actualSettings)
   void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_closeConnection (void) Cleanly close the socket
       This function locks until a closing acknowledgement is received from
       the server. The socket is then freed, so the file descriptor
       brlapi_openConnection() gave has no meaning any more

   brlapi_fileDescriptor BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_openConnection (const
       brlapi_connectionSettings_t * desiredSettings,
       brlapi_connectionSettings_t * actualSettings) Open a socket and connect
       it to BrlAPI 's server
       This function first loads an authorization key as specified in
       settings. It then creates a TCP socket and connects it to the specified
       machine, on the specified port. It writes the authorization key on the
       socket and waits for acknowledgement.

           the file descriptor, or -1 on error

           The file descriptor is returned in case the client wants to
           communicate with the server without using libbrlapi functions. If
           it uses them however, it won't have to pass the file descriptor
           later, since the library keeps a copy of it. But that also means
           that brlapi_openConnection() may be called several times, but
           libbrlapi functions will always work with the last call's


            if (brlapi_openConnection(&settings,&settings)<0) {
             fprintf(stderr,'couldn't connect to BrlAPI at %s: %s0,
    , brlapi_strerror(&brlapi_error));

           BrlAPI might not be on this TCP port, the host name might not be
           resolvable, the authorization may fail,...

           desiredSettings this gives the desired connection parameters, as
           described in brlapi_connectionSettings_t. If NULL, defaults values
           are used, so that it is generally a good idea to give NULL as
           default, and only fill a brlapi_connectionSettings_t structure when
           the user gave parameters to the program for instance;
           actualSettings if not NULL, parameters which were actually used are
           stored here, if the application ever needs them.

       See also:
           brlapi_connectionSettings_t brlapi_writePacket()
           brlapi_readPacketHeader() brlapi_readPacketContent()


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