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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     bindresvport, bindresvport_sa -- bind a socket to a privileged IP port

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <rpc/rpc.h>

     bindresvport(int sd, struct sockaddr_in *sin);

     bindresvport_sa(int sd, struct sockaddr *sa);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The bindresvport() and bindresvport_sa() functions are used to bind a
     socket descriptor to a privileged IP port, that is, a port number in the
     range 0-1023.

     If sin is a pointer to a struct sockaddr_in then the appropriate fields
     in the structure should be defined.  Note that sin->sin_family must be
     initialized to the address family of the socket, passed by sd.  If
     sin->sin_port is `0' then an anonymous port (in the range 600-1023) will
     be chosen, and if bind(2) is successful, the sin->sin_port will be
     updated to contain the allocated port.

     If sin is the NULL pointer, an anonymous port will be allocated (as
     above).  However, there is no way for bindresvport() to return the allocated
 port in this case.

     Only root can bind to a privileged port; this call will fail for any
     other users.

     Function prototype of bindresvport() is biased to AF_INET socket.	The
     bindresvport_sa() function acts exactly the same, with more neutral function
 prototype.  Note that both functions behave exactly the same, and
     both support AF_INET6 sockets as well as AF_INET sockets.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The bindresvport() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise
     the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate
     the error.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     [EPFNOSUPPORT]	If second argument was supplied, and address family
			did not match between arguments.

     The bindresvport() function may also fail and set errno for any of the
     errors specified for the calls bind(2), getsockopt(2), or setsockopt(2).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     bind(2), getsockopt(2), setsockopt(2), ip(4)

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       November 22, 1987		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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