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gai_strerror(3)

NAME

gai_strerror - Prints an error message string based on a return code from the getaddrinfo and getnameinfo routine

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc.so, libc.a)

SYNOPSIS

#include <netdb.h> char *gai_strerror( int ecode);

PARAMETERS

ecode Specifies an error code returned from either getaddrinfo() or getnameinfo().

DESCRIPTION

The gai_strerror() routine returns a pointer to a string that describes the error based on an EAI_xxx value returned by the getaddrinfo or getnameinfo routine.

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, the gai_strerror() routine returns a pointer to a string describing the error. If the ecode parameter is not a valid EAI_xxx value, the routine returns a pointer to a string that indicates an unknown error.

RELATED INFORMATION

Functions: endhostent(3), freeaddrinfo(3), getaddrinfo(3), getnameinfo(3), sethostent(3).

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