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sdpcontrol – Bluetooth Service Discovery Protocol query utility



sdpcontrol -h
sdpcontrol -a address command [parameters ...]
sdpcontrol -l [-c path] command [parameters ...]


The sdpcontrol utility attempts to query the specified Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) server. Remote SDP servers are identified by their address. Connection to the local SDP server is made via the control socket. The sdpcontrol utility uses Service Search Attribute Requests and prints results to standard output and error messages to standard error.

The options are as follows:
-a address
  Connect to the remote device with the specified address. The address can be specified as BD_ADDR or a name. If a name was specified, the sdpcontrol utility attempts to resolve the name via bt_gethostbyname(3).
-c path
  Specify path to the control socket. The default path is /var/run/sdp.
  Display usage message and exit.
  Query the local SDP server via the control socket.
  One of the supported commands (see below). The special command help can be used to obtain a list of all supported commands. To get more information about a specific command, use help command.
  One or more optional space separated command parameters.


The currently supported node commands in sdpcontrol are:



The utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


bluetooth(3), sdp(3)


Maksim Yevmenkin <Mt m_evmenkin@yahoo.com>


The sdpcontrol utility only implements client side functionality.

The sdpcontrol utility only requests the following attributes from the SDP server:

  1. Service Record Handle
  2. Service Class ID List
  3. Protocol Descriptor List
  4. Bluetooth Profile Descriptor List

SDPCONTROL (8) February 7, 2015

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