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

htonl, htons, ntohl, ntohs - convert values between host and network byte order

cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lxnet [ library ... ]
#include <arpa/inet.h>
uint32_t htonl(uint32_t hostlong);

uint16_t htons(uint16_t hostshort);

uint32_t ntohl(uint32_t netlong);

uint16_t  ntohs(uint16_t  netshort);

These functions convert 16-bit and 32-bit quantities between network byte order and host byte order.

The uint32_t and uint16_t types are made available by inclusion of <inttypes.h>.

These functions are most often used in conjunction with Internet addresses and ports as returned by gethostent(3XNET) and getservent(3XNET).

On some architectures these functions are defined as macros that expand to the value of their argument.

The htonl() and htons() functions return the argument value converted from host to network byte order.

The ntohl() and ntohs() functions return the argument value converted from network to host byte order.

No errors are defined.

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Standard
MT-Level MT-Safe

endhostent(3XNET), endservent(3XNET), attributes(7), standards(7)

June 10, 2002 OmniOS