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NAME

       getpeername - get name of connected peer socket

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/socket.h>

       int getpeername(int sockfd, struct sockaddr *addr, socklen_t *addrlen);

DESCRIPTION

       getpeername()  returns  the  address  of  the  peer connected to the socket sockfd, in the
       buffer pointed to by addr.  The addrlen argument should be  initialized  to  indicate  the
       amount  of  space  pointed  to by addr.  On return it contains the actual size of the name
       returned (in bytes).  The name is truncated if the buffer provided is too small.

       The returned address is truncated if the buffer provided  is  too  small;  in  this  case,
       addrlen will return a value greater than was supplied to the call.

RETURN VALUE

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

       EBADF  The argument sockfd is not a valid descriptor.

       EFAULT The  addr  argument  points  to  memory  not in a valid part of the process address
              space.

       EINVAL addrlen is invalid (e.g., is negative).

       ENOBUFS
              Insufficient resources were available in the system to perform the operation.

       ENOTCONN
              The socket is not connected.

       ENOTSOCK
              The argument sockfd is a file, not a socket.

CONFORMING TO

       SVr4, 4.4BSD (the getpeername() function call first appeared in 4.2BSD), POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES

       The third argument of getpeername() is in reality an int * (and this is what 4.x  BSD  and
       libc4  and libc5 have).  Some POSIX confusion resulted in the present socklen_t, also used
       by glibc.  See also accept(2).

SEE ALSO

       accept(2), bind(2), getsockname(2), ip(7), socket(7), unix(7)

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