getsockname - get the socket name
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int getsockname(int socket, struct sockaddr *restrict address,
socklen_t *restrict address_len);
The getsockname() function retrieves the locally-bound name 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
If the socket has not been bound to a local name, the value stored
in the object pointed to by address is unspecified.
Upon successful completion, 0 is returned, the address argument points to
the address of the socket, and the address_len argument points to the
length of the address. Otherwise, −1 is returned and errno is
set to indicate the error.
The getsockname() function will fail:
The socket argument is not a valid file
The address or address_len parameter can
not be accessed or written.
The socket argument does not refer to a
The operation is not supported for this socket's
The getsockname() function may fail if:
The socket has been shut down.
Insufficient resources were available in the system to
complete the call.
There were insufficient STREAMS resources available for
the operation to complete.
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes: