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Example of File-Namespace Sockets

Here is an example showing how to create and name a socket in the file namespace.

#include <stddef.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/un.h>

make_named_socket (const char *filename)
  struct sockaddr_un name;
  int sock;
  size_t size;

  /* Create the socket. */
  sock = socket (PF_UNIX, SOCK_DGRAM, 0);
  if (sock < 0)
      perror ("socket");
      exit (EXIT_FAILURE);

  /* Bind a name to the socket. */

  name.sun_family = AF_FILE;
  strcpy (name.sun_path, filename);

  /* The size of the address is
     the offset of the start of the filename,
     plus its length,
     plus one for the terminating null byte. */
  size = (offsetof (struct sockaddr_un, sun_path)
          + strlen (name.sun_path) + 1);

  if (bind (sock, (struct sockaddr *) &name, size) < 0)
      perror ("bind");
      exit (EXIT_FAILURE);

  return sock;

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