inet_ntop - Parse network address structures
const char *inet_ntop(int af, const void *src,
char *dst, size_t cnt);
This function converts the network address structure src in the af
address family into a character string, which is copied to a character
buffer dst, which is cnt bytes long.
inet_ntop(3) extends the inet_ntoa(3) function to support multiple
address families, inet_ntoa(3) is now considered to be deprecated in
favor of inet_ntop(3). The following address families are currently
AF_INET [Toc] [Back]
src points to a struct in_addr (network byte order format) which
is converted to an IPv4 network address in the dotted-quad format,
"ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd". The buffer dst must be at least
INET_ADDRSTRLEN bytes long.
AF_INET6 [Toc] [Back]
src points to a struct in6_addr (network byte order format)
which is converted to a representation of this address in the
most appropriate IPv6 network address format for this address.
The buffer dst must be at least INET6_ADDRSTRLEN bytes long.
inet_ntop returns a non-null pointer to dst. NULL is returned if there
was an error, with errno set to EAFNOSUPPORT if af was not set to a
valid address family, or to ENOSPC if the converted address string
would exceed the size of dst given by the cnt argument.
AF_INET6 converts IPv6-mapped IPv4 addresses into an IPv6 format.
Linux Man Page 2000-12-18 inet_ntop(3)
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