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SOCKETPAIR(2)		 DragonFly System Calls Manual		 SOCKETPAIR(2)

NAME

socketpair -- create a pair of connected sockets

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/socket.h> int socketpair(int d, int type, int protocol, int *sv);

DESCRIPTION

The socketpair() call creates an unnamed pair of connected sockets in the specified domain d, of the specified type, and using the optionally spec- ified protocol. The descriptors used in referencing the new sockets are returned in sv[0] and sv[1]. The two sockets are indistinguishable.

RETURN VALUES

The socketpair() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The call succeeds unless: [EMFILE] Too many descriptors are in use by this process. [EAFNOSUPPORT] The specified address family is not supported on this machine. [EPROTONOSUPPORT] The specified protocol is not supported on this machine. [EOPNOTSUPP] The specified protocol does not support creation of socket pairs. [EFAULT] The address sv does not specify a valid part of the process address space.

SEE ALSO

pipe(2), read(2), write(2)

HISTORY

The socketpair() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS

This call is currently implemented only for the UNIX domain. DragonFly 4.1 June 4, 1993 DragonFly 4.1