Object Hierarchy:

GLib.SrvTarget GLib.SrvTarget GLib.SrvTarget


[ CCode ( copy_function = "g_boxed_copy" , free_function = "g_boxed_free" , type_id = "g_srv_target_get_type ()" ) ]
[ Compact ]
public class SrvTarget

A single target host/port that a network service is running on.

SRV (service) records are used by some network protocols to provide service-specific aliasing and load-balancing. For example, XMPP (Jabber) uses SRV records to locate the XMPP server for a domain; rather than connecting directly to ‘’ or assuming a specific server hostname like ‘’, an XMPP client would look up the `xmpp-client` SRV record for ‘’, and then connect to whatever host was pointed to by that record.

You can use [method@Gio.Resolver.lookup_service] or [method@Gio.Resolver.lookup_service_async] to find the `GSrvTarget`s for a given service. However, if you are simply planning to connect to the remote service, you can use [class@Gio.NetworkService]’s [iface@Gio.SocketConnectable] interface and not need to worry about `GSrvTarget` at all.

Example: Print Srv-records for a service:

public static int main () {
try {
Resolver resolver = Resolver.get_default ();
List<SrvTarget> targets = resolver.lookup_service ("pop3", "tcp", "", null);

foreach (SrvTarget target in targets) {
print ("host: %s\n", target.get_hostname ());
print (" port: %hu\n", target.get_port ());
print (" priority: %hu\n", target.get_priority ());
print (" weight: %hu\n", target.get_weight ());
} catch (Error e) {
print ("Error: %s\n", e.message);

return 0;

valac --pkg gio-2.0 GLib.SrvTarget.vala

Namespace: GLib
Package: gio-2.0


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