sctp_connectx initiates a connection to a set of addresses passed in
the array addrs to/from the socket sd.addrcnt is the number of
addresses in the array.
If sd is an IPv4 socket, the addresses passed must be IPv4 addresses.
If sd is an IPv6 socket, the addresses passed can be either IPv4 or
addrs is a pointer to an array of one or more socket addresses. Each
address is contained in its appropriate structure(i.e. struct
sockaddr_in or struct sockaddr_in6). The family of the address type
must be used to distinguish the address length. The caller specifies
the number of addresses in the array with addrcnt.id is a pointer to the association id and, if provided, will be set
to the identifier of the newly created association.
EBADF sd is not a valid descriptor.
ENOTSOCKsd is a descriptor for a file, not a socket.
EFAULT Error while copying in or out from the user address space.
EINVAL Invalid port or address.
EACCES The address is protected, and the user is not the super-user.
The socket is already connected.
No one listening on the remote address.
Timeout while attempting connection. The server may be too
busy to accept new connections. Note that for IP sockets the
timeout may be very long when syncookies are enabled on the
Network is unreachable.
Local address is already in use.
The socket is non-blocking and the connection cannot be
completed immediately. It is possible to select(2) or poll(2)
for completion by selecting the socket for writing. After
select indicates writability, use getsockopt(2) to read the
SO_ERROR option at level SOL_SOCKET to determine whether
connect completed successfully (SO_ERROR is zero) or
unsuccessfully (SO_ERROR is one of the usual error codes
listed here, explaining the reason for the failure).
The socket is non-blocking and a previous connection attempt
has not yet been completed.
EAGAIN No more free local ports or insufficient entries in the
routing cache. For PF_INET see the
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range sysctl in ip(7) on how to
increase the number of local ports.
The passed address didn't have the correct address family in
its sa_family field.
The user tried to connect to a broadcast address without
having the socket broadcast flag enabled or the connection
request failed because of a local firewall rule.
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