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



NAME
       socketcall - socket system calls

SYNOPSIS
       int socketcall(int call, unsigned long *args);

DESCRIPTION
       socketcall() is a common kernel entry point for the socket system calls.  call determines which socket function
       to invoke.  args points to a block containing the actual arguments, which are passed through to the appropriate
       call.

       User  programs  should call the appropriate functions by their usual names.  Only standard library implementors
       and kernel hackers need to know about socketcall().

CONFORMING TO
       This call is specific to Linux, and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.

NOTES
       On a few architectures, for example ia64, there is no socketcall() system call; instead  socket(2),  accept(2),
       bind(2), and so on really are implemented as separate system calls.

SEE ALSO
       accept(2), bind(2), connect(2), getpeername(2), getsockname(2), getsockopt(2), listen(2), recv(2), recvfrom(2),
       recvmsg(2), send(2), sendmsg(2), sendto(2), setsockopt(2), shutdown(2), socket(2), socketpair(2)

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                             2007-06-28                     SOCKETCALL(2)