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NAME

     socketpair — create a pair of connected sockets

LIBRARY

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/socket.h>

     int
     socketpair(int d, int type, int protocol, int *sv);

DESCRIPTION

     The socketpair() system call creates an unnamed pair of connected sockets in the specified
     domain d, of the specified type, and using the optionally specified protocol.  The
     descriptors used in referencing the new sockets are returned in sv[0] and sv[1].  The two
     sockets are indistinguishable.

RETURN VALUES

     The socketpair() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is
     returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

     The call succeeds unless:

     [EMFILE]           Too many descriptors are in use by this process.

     [EAFNOSUPPORT]     The specified address family is not supported on this machine.

     [EPROTONOSUPPORT]  The specified protocol is not supported on this machine.

     [EOPNOTSUPP]       The specified protocol does not support creation of socket pairs.

     [EFAULT]           The address sv does not specify a valid part of the process address
                        space.

SEE ALSO

     pipe(2), read(2), write(2)

HISTORY

     The socketpair() system call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS

     This call is currently implemented only for the UNIX domain.