Name

getsockname — get socket name

Synopsis

        #include <sys/socket.h>
int getsockname( int sockfd,
  struct sockaddr *addr,
  socklen_t *addrlen);
 

DESCRIPTION

getsockname() returns the current address to which the socket sockfd is bound, in the buffer pointed to by addr. The addrlen argument should be initialized to indicate the amount of space (in bytes) pointed to by addr. On return it contains the actual size of the socket address.

The returned address is truncated if the buffer provided is too small; in this case, addrlen will return a value greater than was supplied to the call.

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned. On error, −1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

EBADF

The argument sockfd is not a valid file descriptor.

EFAULT

The addr argument points to memory not in a valid part of the process address space.

EINVAL

addrlen is invalid (e.g., is negative).

ENOBUFS

Insufficient resources were available in the system to perform the operation.

ENOTSOCK

The file descriptor sockfd does not refer to a socket.

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.4BSD (getsockname() first appeared in 4.2BSD).

NOTES

For background on the socklen_t type, see accept(2).

SEE ALSO

bind(2), socket(2), getifaddrs(3), ip(7), socket(7), unix(7)

COLOPHON

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    (#)getsockname.2 6.4 (Berkeley) 3/10/91

Modified Sat Jul 24 16:30:29 1993 by Rik Faith <faithcs.unc.edu>
Modified Tue Oct 22 00:22:35 EDT 1996 by Eric S. Raymond <esrthyrsus.com>
Modified Sun Mar 28 21:26:46 1999 by Andries Brouwer <aebcwi.nl>