GETPEERNAME(3XNET) X/Open Networking Services Library Functions


NAME


getpeername - get the name of the peer socket

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lxnet [ library ... ]
#include <sys/socket.h>

int getpeername(int socket, struct sockaddr *restrict address,
socklen_t *restrict address_len);


DESCRIPTION


The getpeername() function retrieves the peer address of the specified
socket, stores this address in the sockaddr structure pointed to by the
address argument, and stores the length of this address in the object
pointed to by the address_len argument.


If the actual length of the address is greater than the length of the
supplied sockaddr structure, the stored address will be truncated.


If the protocol permits connections by unbound clients, and the peer is
not bound, then the value stored in the object pointed to by address is
unspecified.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and
errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS


The getpeername() function will fail if:

EBADF
The socket argument is not a valid file descriptor.


EFAULT
The address or address_len parameter can not be accessed
or written.


EINVAL
The socket has been shut down.


ENOTCONN
The socket is not connected or otherwise has not had the
peer prespecified.


ENOTSOCK
The socket argument does not refer to a socket.


EOPNOTSUPP
The operation is not supported for the socket protocol.


The getpeername() function may fail if:

ENOBUFS
Insufficient resources were available in the system to
complete the call.


ENOSR
There were insufficient STREAMS resources available for the
operation to complete.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


sockaddr(3SOCKET), accept(3XNET), bind(3XNET), getsockname(3XNET),
socket(3XNET), attributes(5), standards(5)


June 10, 2002 GETPEERNAME(3XNET)