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The getsockname() function shall retrieve the locally-bound name of
the specified socket, store this address in the sockaddr structure
pointed to by the address argument, and store the length of this
address in the object pointed to by the address_len argument.
The address_len argument points to a socklen_t object which on input
specifies the length of the supplied sockaddr structure, and on
output specifies the length of the stored address. If the actual
length of the address is greater than the length of the supplied
sockaddr structure, the stored address shall be truncated.
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 shall be returned, the address argument
shall point to the address of the socket, and the address_len
argument shall point to the length of the address. Otherwise, −1
shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.
The getsockname() function shall fail if:
EBADF The socket argument is not a valid file descriptor.
The socket argument does not refer to a socket.
The operation is not supported for this socket's protocol.
The getsockname() function may fail if:
EINVAL The socket has been shut down.
Insufficient resources were available in the system to
complete the function.
The following sections are informative.
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
applied.) 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 original
Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .
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