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GETPEERNAME(2)             Linux Programmer's Manual            GETPEERNAME(2)



NAME
       getpeername - get name of connected peer socket

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/socket.h>

       int getpeername(int sockfd, struct sockaddr *addr, socklen_t *addrlen);

DESCRIPTION
       getpeername() returns the address of the peer connected to the socket sockfd, in the buffer pointed to by addr.
       The addrlen argument should be initialized to indicate the amount of space pointed to by addr.   On  return  it
       contains  the actual size of the name returned (in bytes).  The name is truncated if the buffer provided is too
       small.

       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 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.

       ENOTCONN
              The socket is not connected.

       ENOTSOCK
              The argument sockfd is a file, not a socket.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, 4.4BSD (the getpeername() function call first appeared in 4.2BSD), POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES
       The third argument of getpeername() is in reality an int * (and this is what 4.x BSD and libc4 and libc5 have).
       Some POSIX confusion resulted in the present socklen_t, also used by glibc.  See also accept(2).

SEE ALSO
       accept(2), bind(2), getsockname(2), ip(7), socket(7), unix(7)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project,  and  informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             2008-12-03                    GETPEERNAME(2)