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NAME

       inet_aton,    inet_addr,    inet_network,   inet_ntoa,   inet_makeaddr,
       inet_lnaof, inet_netof - Internet address manipulation routines

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/socket.h>
       #include <netinet/in.h>
       #include <arpa/inet.h>

       int inet_aton(const char *cp, struct in_addr *inp);

       unsigned long int inet_addr(const char *cp);

       unsigned long int inet_network(const char *cp);

       char *inet_ntoa(struct in_addr in);

       struct in_addr inet_makeaddr(int net, int host);

       unsigned long int inet_lnaof(struct in_addr in);

       unsigned long int inet_netof(struct in_addr in);

DESCRIPTION

       inet_aton() converts the Internet host address  cp  from  the  standard
       numbers-and-dots  notation  into  binary  data  and  stores  it  in the
       structure that inp points to. inet_aton returns nonzero if the  address
       is valid, zero if not.

       The  inet_addr()  function  converts  the Internet host address cp from
       numbers-and-dots notation into binary data in network byte  order.   If
       the input is invalid, INADDR_NONE (usually -1) is returned.  This is an
       obsolete interface to inet_aton, described  immediately  above;  it  is
       obsolete because -1 is a valid address (255.255.255.255), and inet_aton
       provides a cleaner way to indicate error return.

       The inet_network() function extracts the network number  in  host  byte
       order  from  the address cp in numbers-and-dots notation.  If the input
       is invalid, -1 is returned.

       The inet_ntoa() function converts the Internet host address in given in
       network  byte  order to a string in standard numbers-and-dots notation.
       The  string  is  returned  in  a  statically  allocated  buffer,  which
       subsequent calls will overwrite.

       The  inet_makeaddr() function makes an Internet host address in network
       byte order by combining the network number net with the  local  address
       host in network net, both in local host byte order.

       The  inet_lnaof()  function  returns the local host address part of the
       Internet address in.  The local host address is returned in local  host
       byte order.

       The  inet_netof()  function  returns  the  network  number  part of the
       Internet Address in.  The network number is returned in local host byte
       order.

       The   structure   in_addr  as  used  in  inet_ntoa(),  inet_makeaddr(),
       inet_lnoaf() and inet_netof() is defined in netinet/in.h as:

              struct in_addr {
                      unsigned long int s_addr;
              }

       Note that on the i80x86 the host byte order is Least  Significant  Byte
       first, whereas the network byte order, as used on the Internet, is Most
       Significant Byte first.

CONFORMING TO

       BSD 4.3

SEE ALSO

       gethostbyname(3), getnetent(3), inet_ntop(3),  inet_pton(3),  hosts(5),
       networks(5)