getsockname - get socket address
int getsockname(int s, void *addr, int *addrlen);
_XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED only (UNIX 98)
int getsockname(int s, struct sockaddr *addr, socklen_t *addrlen);
Obsolescent _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED only (UNIX 95)
int getsockname(int s, struct sockaddr *addr, size_t *addrlen);
getsockname() returns the local address of the socket indicated by s,
where s is a socket descriptor. addr points to a socket address
structure in which this address is returned. addrlen points to a
variable that should be initialized to indicate the size of the
address structure. On return it contains the actual size of the
address returned (in bytes). If addr does not point to enough space
to contain the whole address of the socket, only the first addrlen
bytes of the address are returned.
The x25_host field of the addr struct returns the X.25 addressing
information of the local socket s. The x25ifname field of the addr
struct contains the name of the local X.25 interface through which the
Upon successful completion, getsockname() returns 0; otherwise, it
returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error.
getsockname() fails if any of the following conditions are
[EBADF] s is not a valid file descriptor.
[ENOTSOCK] s is a valid file descriptor, but it is not a
[ENOBUFS] No buffer space is available to perform the
[EFAULT] addr or addrlen are not valid pointers.
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[EINVAL] The socket has been shut down.
[EOPNOTSUPP] Operation not supported for AF_UNIX sockets.
Currently, the socklen_t and size_t types are the same size. This is
compatible with both the UNIX 95 and UNIX 98 profiles. However, in a
future release, socklen_t might be a different size. In that case,
passing a size_t pointer will evoke compile-time warnings, which must
be corrected in order for the application to behave correctly.
Applications that use socklen_t now, where appropriate, will avoid
such migration problems. On the other hand, applications that need to
be portable to the UNIX 95 profile should follow the X/Open
specification (see xopen_networking(7)).
Currently, the default behavior is the HP-UX BSD Sockets; however, it
might be changed to X/Open Sockets in a future release. At that time,
any HP-UX BSD Sockets behavior that is incompatible with X/Open
Sockets might be obsoleted. Applications that conform to the X/Open
specification now will avoid migration problems (see
The getsockname() system call is thread-safe. It has a cancellation
point; and it is async-cancel safe, async-signal safe, and fork-safe.
getsockname() was developed by HP and the University of California,
bind(2), socket(2), getpeername(2), inet(7F), af_ccitt(7F),
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