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Re: diff. bet sockaddr & sockaddr_in ?
On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Sunil V wrote:
> The definition of 'struct sockaddr' is in <sys/socket.h>.
I posted to the list after reading stevens only. But unfortunately Iam not
able to find the definition of "struct sockaddr" in sys/socket.h. Instead it
contains something like this:
/* This is the 4.3 BSD `struct sockaddr' format, which is used as wire
format in the grotty old 4.3 `talk' protocol. */
unsigned short int sa_family;
unsigned char sa_data;
I finally found that "struct sockaddr" in <bits/socket.h> with the following
/* Structure describing a generic socket address. */
__SOCKADDR_COMMON (sa_); /* Common data: address family and length. */
char sa_data; /* Address data. */
anyway thanks sunil for the info.
>From: Binand Raj S. <binand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>And this sort of a thing was used in the BSD sockets API because it was
>designed before the void * generic pointer was introduced into C. The
Now, the thing is clear. thanks binand.
-- mks --