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BYTEORDER(3)             BSD Library Functions Manual             BYTEORDER(3)

NAME
     htonl, htons, ntohl, ntohs -- convert values between host and network
     byte order

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;arpa/inet.h>&gt;

     uint32_t
     htonl(uint32_t host32);

     uint16_t
     htons(uint16_t host16);

     uint32_t
     ntohl(uint32_t net32);

     uint16_t
     ntohs(uint16_t net16);

DESCRIPTION
     These routines convert 16 and 32 bit quantities between network byte
     order and host byte order.

     On machines which have a byte order which is the same as the network
     order, routines are defined as null macros.

     These routines are most often used in conjunction with Internet addresses
     and ports as returned by gethostbyname(3) and getservent(3).

SEE ALSO
     gethostbyname(3), getservent(3)

STANDARDS
     The htonl(), htons(), ntohl(), and ntohs() functions conform to IEEE Std
     1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').  Their use of the fixed-width intger types
     uint16_t and uint32_t first appeared in X/Open Networking Services
     Issue 5 (``XNS5'').

HISTORY
     The byteorder functions appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS
     The `l' and `s' suffixes in the names are not meaningful in machines
     where long integers are not 32 bits.

BSD                              June 10, 2004                             BSD