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Linux 2.6 - man page for gai_strerror (linux section 3posix)

GAI_STRERROR(P) 		    POSIX Programmer's Manual			  GAI_STRERROR(P)

NAME
       gai_strerror - address and name information error description

SYNOPSIS
       #include <netdb.h>

       const char *gai_strerror(int ecode);

DESCRIPTION
       The  gai_strerror()  function shall return a text string describing an error value for the
       getaddrinfo() and getnameinfo() functions listed in the <netdb.h> header.

       When the ecode argument is one of the following values listed in the <netdb.h> header:

	      [EAI_AGAIN]
	      [EAI_BADFLAGS]
	      [EAI_FAIL]
	      [EAI_FAMILY]
	      [EAI_MEMORY]
	      [EAI_NONAME]
	      [EAI_OVERFLOW]
	      [EAI_SERVICE]
	      [EAI_SOCKTYPE]
	      [EAI_SYSTEM]

       the function return value shall point to a string describing the error.	If  the  argument
       is not one of those values, the function shall return a pointer to a string whose contents
       indicate an unknown error.

RETURN VALUE
       Upon successful completion, gai_strerror() shall return a pointer  to  an  implementation-
       defined string.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       getaddrinfo() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <netdb.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications 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
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				  GAI_STRERROR(P)


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