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IPC_CONNECT(3)		   libdill Library Functions		IPC_CONNECT(3)

NAME
       ipc_connect - creates a connection to remote IPC	endpoint

SYNOPSIS
	      #include <libdill.h>

	      int ipc_connect(
		  const	char* addr,
		  int64_t deadline);

DESCRIPTION
       IPC  protocol is	a bytestream protocol for transporting data among pro-
       cesses on the same machine.  It is  an  equivalent  to  POSIX  AF_LOCAL
       sockets.

       This function creates a connection to a remote IPC endpoint.

       addr: Filename to connect to.

       deadline:  A  point in time when	the operation should time out, in mil-
       liseconds.  Use the now function	to get your current point in time.   0
       means immediate timeout,	i.e., perform the operation if possible	or re-
       turn without blocking if	not.  -1 means no  deadline,  i.e.,  the  call
       will block forever if the operation cannot be performed.

       The socket can be cleanly shut down using ipc_close function.

       This  function  is  not	available  if  libdill is compiled with	--dis-
       able-sockets option.

RETURN VALUE
       In case of success the function returns newly  created  socket  handle.
       In  case	of error it returns -1 and sets	errno to one of	the values be-
       low.

ERRORS
       o EACCES: The process does not have appropriate privileges.

       o ECANCELED: Current coroutine was canceled.

       o ECONNREFUSED: The target address was not listening for	connections or
	 refused the connection	request.

       o ECONNRESET: Remote host reset the connection request.

       o EINVAL: Invalid argument.

       o ELOOP:	 A loop	exists in symbolic links encountered during resolution
	 of the	pathname in address.

       o EMFILE: The maximum number of file descriptors	in the process are al-
	 ready open.

       o ENAMETOOLONG: A component of a	pathname exceeded NAME_MAX characters,
	 or an entire pathname exceeded	PATH_MAX characters.

       o ENFILE: The maximum number of file descriptors	in the system are  al-
	 ready open.

       o ENOENT: A component of	the pathname does not name an existing file or
	 the pathname is an empty string.

       o ENOMEM: Not enough memory.

       o ENOTDIR: A component of the path prefix of the	pathname in address is
	 not a directory.

       o ETIMEDOUT: Deadline was reached.

EXAMPLE
	      int s = ipc_connect("/tmp/test.ipc", -1);
	      bsend(s, "ABC", 3, -1);
	      char buf[3];
	      brecv(s, buf, sizeof(buf), -1);
	      ipc_close(s);

SEE ALSO
       brecv(3)	 brecvl(3)  bsend(3) bsendl(3) hclose(3) ipc_accept(3) ipc_ac-
       cept_mem(3) ipc_close(3)	ipc_connect_mem(3)  ipc_done(3)	 ipc_fromfd(3)
       ipc_fromfd_mem(3)     ipc_listen(3)    ipc_listen_mem(3)	   ipc_listen-
       er_fromfd(3)  ipc_listener_fromfd_mem(3)	 ipc_pair(3)   ipc_pair_mem(3)
       now(3)

libdill								IPC_CONNECT(3)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | EXAMPLE | SEE ALSO

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