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       this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux  manual  page  for  details  of
       Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.


       sys/un.h — definitions for UNIX domain sockets


       #include <sys/un.h>


       The <sys/un.h> header shall define the sockaddr_un structure, which shall include at least
       the following members:

           sa_family_t  sun_family  Address family.
           char         sun_path[]  Socket pathname.

       The sockaddr_un structure is used to store addresses for UNIX domain sockets.  Pointers to
       this  type  shall  be  cast  by  applications  to  struct  sockaddr  * for use with socket

       The <sys/un.h> header shall define the sa_family_t type as described in <sys/socket.h>.

       The following sections are informative.


       The size of sun_path has intentionally been left  undefined.  This  is  because  different
       implementations  use different sizes. For example, 4.3 BSD uses a size of 108, and 4.4 BSD
       uses a size of 104. Since most implementations originate from BSD versions,  the  size  is
       typically in the range 92 to 108.

       Applications should not assume a particular length for sun_path or assume that it can hold
       {_POSIX_PATH_MAX} bytes (256).







       The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, bind(), socket(), socketpair()


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