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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for connect (netbsd section 2)

CONNECT(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual			       CONNECT(2)

NAME
     connect -- initiate a connection on a socket

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/socket.h>

     int
     connect(int s, const struct sockaddr *name, socklen_t namelen);

DESCRIPTION
     The parameter s is a socket.  If it is of type SOCK_DGRAM, this call specifies the peer with
     which the socket is to be associated; this address is that to which datagrams are to be
     sent, and the only address from which datagrams are to be received.  If the socket is of
     type SOCK_STREAM, this call attempts to make a connection to another socket.  The other
     socket is specified by name, which is an address in the communications space of the socket.
     namelen indicates the amount of space pointed to by name, in bytes.  Each communications
     space interprets the name parameter in its own way.  Generally, stream sockets may success-
     fully connect() only once; datagram sockets may use connect() multiple times to change their
     association.  Datagram sockets may dissolve the association by connecting to an invalid
     address, such as a null address.

     If a connect() call is interrupted by a signal, it will return with errno set to EINTR and
     the connection attempt will proceed as if the socket was non-blocking.  Subsequent calls to
     connect() will set errno to EALREADY.

RETURN VALUES
     If the connection or binding succeeds, 0 is returned.  Otherwise a -1 is returned, and a
     more specific error code is stored in errno.

ERRORS
     The connect() call fails if:

     [EBADF]		s is not a valid descriptor.

     [ENOTSOCK] 	s is a descriptor for a file, not a socket.

     [EADDRNOTAVAIL]	The specified address is not available on this machine.

     [EAFNOSUPPORT]	Addresses in the specified address family cannot be used with this
			socket.

     [EISCONN]		The socket is already connected.

     [ETIMEDOUT]	Connection establishment timed out without establishing a connection.

     [ECONNREFUSED]	The attempt to connect was forcefully rejected.

     [ENETUNREACH]	The network isn't reachable from this host.

     [EADDRINUSE]	The address is already in use.

     [EFAULT]		The name parameter specifies an area outside the process address space.

     [EINPROGRESS]	The socket is non-blocking and the connection cannot be completed immedi-
			ately.	It is possible to select(2) or poll(2) for completion by select-
			ing or polling the socket for writing.	The success or failure of the
			connect operation may be determined by using getsockopt(2) to read the
			socket error status with the SO_ERROR option at the SOL_SOCKET level.
			The returned socket error status is zero on success, or one of the error
			codes listed here on failure.

     [EALREADY] 	Either the socket is non-blocking mode or a previous call to connect()
			was interrupted by a signal, and the connection attempt has not yet been
			completed.

     [EINTR]		The connection attempt was interrupted by a signal.

     The following errors are specific to connecting names in the UNIX domain.	These errors may
     not apply in future versions of the UNIX IPC domain.

     [ENOTDIR]		A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} characters, or an entire
			path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} characters.

     [ENOENT]		The named socket does not exist.

     [EACCES]		Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix, or write
			access to the named socket is denied.

     [ELOOP]		Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname.

SEE ALSO
     accept(2), getsockname(2), getsockopt(2), poll(2), select(2), socket(2)

HISTORY
     The connect() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD					   May 18, 2004 				      BSD


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