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sys_un.h(0P)            POSIX Programmer's Manual           sys_un.h(0P)

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       sys/un.h — definitions for UNIX domain sockets

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       #include <sys/un.h>

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       The <sys/un.h> header shall define the sockaddr_un structure,
       which shall include at least the following members:

           sa_family_t  sun_family  Address family.
           char         sun_path[]  Socket pathname.

       The sockaddr_un structure is used to store addresses for UNIX
       domain sockets.  Pointers to this type shall be cast by
       applications to struct sockaddr * for use with socket functions.

       The <sys/un.h> header shall define the sa_family_t type as
       described in <sys/socket.h>.

       The following sections are informative.


       The size of sun_path has intentionally been left undefined. This
       is because different implementations use different sizes. For
       example, 4.3 BSD uses a size of 108, and 4.4 BSD uses a size of
       104. Since most implementations originate from BSD versions, the
       size is typically in the range 92 to 108.

       Applications should not assume a particular length for sun_path
       or assume that it can hold {_POSIX_PATH_MAX} bytes (256).

       Although applications are required to initialize all members
       (including any non-standard ones) of a sockaddr_in6 structure
       (see netinet_in.h(0p)), the same is not required for the
       sockaddr_un structure, since historically many applications only
       initialized the standard members. Despite this, applications are
       encouraged to initialize sockaddr_un structures in a manner
       similar to the required initialization of sockaddr_in6

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SEE ALSO         top

       netinet_in.h(0p), sys_socket.h(0p)

       The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2017, bind(3p),
       socket(3p), socketpair(3p)

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       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The
       Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright
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