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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS .\" BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR .\" CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF .\" SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS .\" INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN .\" CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) .\" ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE .\" POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" $FreeBSD: src/lib/libc/net/inet_net.3,v 1.4 2007/01/09 00:28:02 imp Exp $ .\" .Dd February 26, 2006 .Dt INET_NET 3 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm inet_net_ntop , .Nm inet_net_pton .Nd Internet network number manipulation routines .Sh LIBRARY .Lb libc .Sh SYNOPSIS .In sys/types.h .In sys/socket.h .In netinet/in.h .In arpa/inet.h .Ft char * .Fn inet_net_ntop "int af" "const void *src" "int bits" "char *dst" "size_t size" .Ft int .Fn inet_net_pton "int af" "const char *src" "void *dst" "size_t size" .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Fn inet_net_ntop function converts an Internet network number from network format (usually a .Vt "struct in_addr" or some other binary form, in network byte order) to CIDR presentation format (suitable for external display purposes). The .Fa bits argument is the number of bits in .Fa src that are the network number. It returns .Dv NULL if a system error occurs (in which case, .Va errno will have been set), or it returns a pointer to the destination string. .Pp The .Fn inet_net_pton function converts a presentation format Internet network number (that is, printable form as held in a character string) to network format (usually a .Vt "struct in_addr" or some other internal binary representation, in network byte order). It returns the number of bits (either computed based on the class, or specified with /CIDR), or \-1 if a failure occurred (in which case .Va errno will have been set. It will be set to .Er ENOENT if the Internet network number was not valid). .Pp The currently supported values for .Fa af are .Dv AF_INET and .Dv AF_INET6 . The .Fa size argument is the size of the result buffer .Fa dst . .Pp .Sh NETWORK NUMBERS (IP VERSION 4) Internet network numbers may be specified in one of the following forms: .Bd -literal -offset indent a.b.c.d/bits a.b.c.d a.b.c a.b a .Ed .Pp When four parts are specified, each is interpreted as a byte of data and assigned, from left to right, to the four bytes of an Internet network number. Note that when an Internet network number is viewed as a 32-bit integer quantity on a system that uses little-endian byte order (such as the .Tn Intel 386 , 486 , and .Tn Pentium processors) the bytes referred to above appear as .Dq Li d.c.b.a . That is, little-endian bytes are ordered from right to left. .Pp When a three part number is specified, the last part is interpreted as a 16-bit quantity and placed in the rightmost two bytes of the Internet network number. This makes the three part number format convenient for specifying Class B network numbers as .Dq Li 128.net.host . .Pp When a two part number is supplied, the last part is interpreted as a 24-bit quantity and placed in the rightmost three bytes of the Internet network number. This makes the two part number format convenient for specifying Class A network numbers as .Dq Li net.host . .Pp When only one part is given, the value is stored directly in the Internet network number without any byte rearrangement. .Pp All numbers supplied as .Dq parts in a .Ql \&. notation may be decimal, octal, or hexadecimal, as specified in the C language (i.e., a leading 0x or 0X implies hexadecimal; otherwise, a leading 0 implies octal; otherwise, the number is interpreted as decimal). .\" .\" .Sh NETWORK NUMBERS (IP VERSION 6) .\" XXX - document this! .\" .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr byteorder 3 , .Xr inet 3 , .Xr networks 5 .Sh HISTORY The .Fn inet_net_ntop and .Fn inet_net_pton functions appeared in BIND 4.9.4.