using inet_makeaddr / inet_makeaddr example
With the functions inet_lnaof(3) and inet_netof(3), you have the ability to extract host and network ID values. To re-create a consolidated IP address with the network and host ID values
combined, you need to use the inet_makeaddr(3) function. Its function synopsis is as follows:
struct in_addr inet_makeaddr(int net,int host);
The arguments to the inet_makeaddr(3) function are described as follows:
- The net argument is the network ID, right-justified and in host-endian order. This same value is returned from the function inet_netof(3).
- The host argument is the host ID, which is in host-endian order. This same value is returned from the function inet_lnaof(3).
The value returned in the struct in_addr member of the sockaddr_in socket address. This value is in network-endian sequence, which is correct for the socket address.
A program has been provided in Listing 3.7 that uses the three functions inet_lnaof(3), inet_netof(3), and inet_makeaddr(3). The IP address is split apart from a sockaddr_in structure into its network and host ID parts. Then, the socket address is zeroed out and reconstructed from just the network and host ID parts.
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