BYTEORDER(3C) Standard C Library Functions BYTEORDER(3C)

NAME


byteorder, htonl, htonll, htons, ntohl, ntohll, ntohs - convert values
between host and network byte order

LIBRARY


Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <inttypes.h>

uint32_t
htonl(uint32_t hostlong);

uint64_t
htonll(uint64_t hostlonglong);

uint16_t
htons(uint16_t hostshort);

uint32_t
ntohl(uint32_t netlong);

uint64_t
ntohll(uint64_t netlonglong);

uint16_t
ntohs(uint16_t netshort);

DESCRIPTION


These functions convert 16-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit quantities between
network byte order and host byte order. On some architectures these
routines are defined as NULL macros in the include file <netinet/in.h>. On
other architectures, the routines are functional when the host byte order
is different from network byte order.

These functions are most often used in conjunction with Internet addresses
and ports as returned by gethostent(3NSL) and getservent(3SOCKET).

MT-LEVEL
Safe

SEE ALSO


inet.h(3HEAD), gethostent(3NSL), getservent(3SOCKET), attributes(5),
byteorder(5)

illumos August 2, 2018 illumos