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NAME

       Net::EmptyPort - find a free TCP/UDP port

SYNOPSIS

           use Net::EmptyPort qw(empty_port check_port);

           # get a socket listening on a random free port
           my $socket = listen_socket();

           # get a random free port
           my $port = empty_port();

           # check if a port is already used
           if (check_port(5000)) {
               say "Port 5000 already in use";
           }

DESCRIPTION

       Net::EmptyPort helps finding an empty TCP/UDP port.

METHODS

       "listen_socket()"
       "listen_socket(\%args)"
               my $socket = listen_socket();

           Returns a socket listening on a free port.

           The function recognizes the following keys in the hashref argument.

           "host"
               The address on which to listen.  Default is 127.0.0.1.

           "proto"
               Name of the protocol.  Default is "tcp".  You can get an UDP socket by specifying
               "udp".

       "empty_port()"
       "empty_port(\%args)"
       "empty_port($port)"
       "empty_port($port, $proto)"
               my $port = empty_port();

           Returns a port number that is NOT in use.

           The function recognizes the following keys when given a hashref as the argument.

           "host"
               specifies the address on which the search should be performed.  Default is
               127.0.0.1.

           "port"
               Lower bound of the search for an empty port.  If omitted, the function searches
               for an empty port within 49152..65535.

               See <http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers>

           "proto"
               Name of the protocol.  Default is "tcp". You can find an empty UDP port by
               specifying "udp".

           To maintain backwards compatibility, the function accepts scalar arguments as well.
           For example, you can also find an empty UDP port by specifying the protocol as the
           second parameter:

               my $port = empty_port(1024, 'udp');
               # use 49152..65535 range
               my $port = empty_port(undef, 'udp');

       "check_port(\%args)"
       "check_port($port)"
       "check_port($port, $proto)"
               my $true_or_false = check_port(5000);

           Checks if the given port is already in use. Returns true if it is in use (i.e. if the
           port is NOT free). Returns false if the port is free.

           The function recognizes the following keys when given a hashref as the argument.

           "host"
               specifies the address on which the search should be performed.  Default is
               127.0.0.1.

           "port"
               specifies the port to check.  This argument is mandatory.

           "proto"
               name of the protocol.  Default is "tcp".

           To maintain backwards compatibility, the function accepts scalar arguments as well in
           the form described above.

       "wait_port(\%args)"
       "wait_port($port)"
       "wait_port($port, $max_wait)"
       "wait_port($port, $max_wait, $proto)"
           Waits until a particular port becomes ready to connect to.  Returns true if the port
           becomes ready, or false if otherwise.

           The function recognizes the following keys when given a hashref as the argument.

           "host"
               specifies the address on which the search should be performed.  Default is
               127.0.0.1.

           "port"
               specifies the port to check.  This argument is mandatory.

           "max_wait"
               maximum seconds to wait for (default is 10 seconds).  Pass a negative value to
               wait infinitely.

           "proto"
               name of the protocol.  Default is "tcp".

           To maintain backwards compatibility, the function accepts scalar arguments as well in
           the form described above.

           Incompatible changes: Before 2.0, "wait_port($port:Int[, $sleep:Number, $retry:Int,
           $proto:String])" is a signature.

       "can_bind($host)"
       "can_bind($host, $port)"
       "can_bind($host, $port, $proto)"
           Checks if the application is capable of binding to given port.

AUTHOR

       Tokuhiro Matsuno <tokuhirom@gmail.com>

THANKS TO

       kazuhooku

       dragon3

       charsbar

       Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

       lestrrat

SEE ALSO

LICENSE

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.