ResolveIpNetEntry2 function

The ResolveIpNetEntry2 function resolves the physical address for a neighbor IP address entry on a local computer.

Syntax


NETIOAPI_API ResolveIpNetEntry2(
  _Inout_        PMIB_IPNET_ROW2 Row,
  _In_opt_ const SOCKADDR_INET   *SourceAddress
);

Parameters

Row [in, out]

A pointer to a MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure entry for a neighbor IP address entry. On successful return, this structure is updated with the properties for neighbor IP address.

SourceAddress [in, optional]

A pointer to an optional source IP address that is used to select the interface to send the requests on for the neighbor IP address entry.

Return value

ResolveIpNetEntry2 returns STATUS_SUCCESS if the function succeeds.

If the function fails, ResolveIpNetEntry2 returns one of the following error codes:

Return codeDescription
STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

The network name cannot be found. This error is returned if the network with the neighbor IP address is unreachable.

STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER

An invalid parameter was passed to the function. This error is returned if a NULL pointer is passed in the Row parameter, the Address member of the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure that the Row parameter points to was not set to a valid IPv4 or IPv6 address, or both InterfaceLuid and InterfaceIndex members of the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure were unspecified. This error is also returned if a loopback address was passed in the Address member.

STATUS_NOT_FOUND

The specified interface could not be found. This error is returned if the function cannot find the network interface that is specified by the InterfaceLuid or InterfaceIndex member of the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure that the Row parameter points to.

STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED

The request is not supported. This error is returned if no IPv4 stack is located on the local computer and an IPv4 address was specified in the Address member of the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure that the Row parameter points to, or if no IPv6 stack is located on the local computer and an IPv6 address was specified in the Address member.

Other

Use the FormatMessage function to obtain the message string for the returned error.

 

Remarks

The ResolveIpNetEntry2 function is used to resolve the physical address for a neighbor IP address entry on a local computer. This function flushes any existing neighbor entry that matches the IP address on the interface and then resolves the physical address (MAC) address by sending ARP requests for an IPv4 address or Neighbor Solicitation (NS) requests for an IPv6 address. If the SourceAddress parameter is specified, ResolveIpNetEntry2 selects the interface with this source IP address to send the requests on. If the SourceAddress parameter is not specified (NULL was passed in this parameter), ResolveIpNetEntry2 automatically selects the best interface to send the requests on.

Your driver must initialize the following members of the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure that the Row parameter points to.

Address

Set to a valid IPv4 or IPv6 address and family.

InterfaceLuid or InterfaceIndex

These members are used in the order that is listed earlier. So if InterfaceLuid is specified, this member is used to determine the interface. If no value was set for the InterfaceLuid member (the value of this member was set to zero), the InterfaceIndex member is next used to determine the interface.

If the IP address that is passed in the Address member of the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure that the Row parameter points to is a duplicate of an existing neighbor IP address on the interface, the ResolveIpNetEntry2 function flushes the existing entry before resolving the IP address.

On output, when the call is successful, ResolveIpNetEntry2 retrieves the other properties for the neighbor IP address and fills in the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure that the Row parameter points to. The PhysicalAddress and PhysicalAddressLength members in the MIB_IPNET_ROW2 structure are initialized to a valid physical address.

Requirements

Target platform

Universal

Version

Available in Windows Vista and later versions of the Windows operating systems.

Header

Netioapi.h (include Netioapi.h)

Library

Netio.lib

IRQL

< DISPATCH_LEVEL

See also

CreateIpNetEntry2
DeleteIpNetEntry2
FlushIpNetTable2
GetIpNetEntry2
GetIpNetTable2
MIB_IPNET_ROW2
MIB_IPNET_TABLE2
SetIpNetEntry2

 

 

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