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IF_NAMETOINDEX(3P)         POSIX Programmer's Manual        IF_NAMETOINDEX(3P)



PROLOG
       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux implementation of this interface may dif-
       fer (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface  may  not  be
       implemented on Linux.

NAME
       if_nametoindex - map a network interface name to its corresponding index

SYNOPSIS
       #include <net/if.h>

       unsigned if_nametoindex(const char *ifname);


DESCRIPTION
       The if_nametoindex() function shall return the interface index corresponding to name ifname.

RETURN VALUE
       The corresponding index if ifname is the name of an interface; otherwise, zero.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       getsockopt(),  if_freenameindex(),  if_indextoname(), if_nameindex(), setsockopt(), the Base Definitions volume
       of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <net/if.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Stan-
       dard  for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifica-
       tions Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,  Inc  and  The
       Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Stan-
       dard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee  document.  The  original  Standard  can  be
       obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .



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