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       connect - initiate a connection on a socket


       #include <sys/types.h>          /* See NOTES */
       #include <sys/socket.h>

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


       The connect() system call connects the socket referred to by the file descriptor sockfd to
       the address specified by addr.  The addrlen argument specifies  the  size  of  addr.   The
       format of the address in addr is determined by the address space of the socket sockfd; see
       socket(2) for further details.

       If the socket sockfd is of type SOCK_DGRAM, then addr is the address  to  which  datagrams
       are  sent  by  default,  and  the  only address from which datagrams are received.  If the
       socket is of type SOCK_STREAM or SOCK_SEQPACKET, this call attempts to make  a  connection
       to the socket that is bound to the address specified by addr.

       Generally,  connection-based  protocol  sockets  may  successfully  connect()  only  once;
       connectionless  protocol  sockets  may  use  connect()  multiple  times  to  change  their
       association.   Connectionless  sockets  may  dissolve  the association by connecting to an
       address with the sa_family member of sockaddr set to AF_UNSPEC (supported on  Linux  since
       kernel 2.2).


       If  the  connection  or binding succeeds, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and
       errno is set appropriately.


       The following are general socket errors only.  There may be  other  domain-specific  error

       EACCES For  UNIX  domain  sockets,  which  are identified by pathname: Write permission is
              denied on the  socket  file,  or  search  permission  is  denied  for  one  of  the
              directories in the path prefix.  (See also path_resolution(7).)

              The  user  tried  to  connect  to  a  broadcast  address  without having the socket
              broadcast flag enabled or the connection request failed because of a local firewall

              Local address is already in use.

              (Internet  domain sockets) The socket referred to by sockfd had not previously been
              bound to an address and, upon attempting to bind it to an ephemeral  port,  it  was
              determined  that all port numbers in the ephemeral port range are currently in use.
              See the discussion of /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range in ip(7).

              The passed address didn't have the correct address family in its sa_family field.

       EAGAIN Insufficient entries in the routing cache.

              The socket is nonblocking and a  previous  connection  attempt  has  not  yet  been

       EBADF  sockfd is not a valid open file descriptor.

              A connect() on a stream socket found no one listening on the remote address.

       EFAULT The socket structure address is outside the user's address space.

              The  socket  is nonblocking and the connection cannot be completed immediately.  It
              is possible to select(2) or poll(2) for completion  by  selecting  the  socket  for
              writing.   After  select(2)  indicates  writability,  use getsockopt(2) to read the
              SO_ERROR option at  level  SOL_SOCKET  to  determine  whether  connect()  completed
              successfully  (SO_ERROR  is  zero)  or unsuccessfully (SO_ERROR is one of the usual
              error codes listed here, explaining the reason for the failure).

       EINTR  The system call was interrupted by a signal that was caught; see signal(7).

              The socket is already connected.

              Network is unreachable.

              The file descriptor sockfd does not refer to a socket.

              The socket type does not support the requested communications protocol.  This error
              can occur, for example, on an attempt to connect a UNIX domain datagram socket to a
              stream socket.

              Timeout while attempting connection.  The server may be  too  busy  to  accept  new
              connections.  Note that for IP sockets the timeout may be very long when syncookies
              are enabled on the server.


       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.4BSD, (connect() first appeared in 4.2BSD).


       POSIX.1 does not require the inclusion of <sys/types.h>,  and  this  header  file  is  not
       required  on  Linux.   However, some historical (BSD) implementations required this header
       file, and portable applications are probably wise to include it.

       For background on the socklen_t type, see accept(2).

       If  connect()  fails,  consider  the  state  of  the  socket  as  unspecified.    Portable
       applications should close the socket and create a new one for reconnecting.


       An example of the use of connect() is shown in getaddrinfo(3).


       accept(2), bind(2), getsockname(2), listen(2), socket(2), path_resolution(7)


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