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IF_INDEXTONAME

IF_INDEXTONAME

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

if_indextoname - map a network interface index to its corresponding name  

SYNOPSIS

#include <net/if.h>

char *if_indextoname(unsigned ifindex, char *ifname);
 

DESCRIPTION

The if_indextoname() function shall map an interface index to its corresponding name.

When this function is called, ifname shall point to a buffer of at least {IF_NAMESIZE} bytes. The function shall place in this buffer the name of the interface with index ifindex.  

RETURN VALUE

If ifindex is an interface index, then the function shall return the value supplied in ifname, which points to a buffer now containing the interface name. Otherwise, the function shall return a NULL pointer and set errno to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The if_indextoname() function shall fail if:

ENXIO
The interface does not exist.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

getsockopt() , if_freenameindex() , if_nameindex() , if_nametoindex() , setsockopt() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <net/if.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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