inet6_rthdr_getaddr()

Updated: October 26, 2022

Get a pointer to an IPv6 address in the routing header

Synopsis:

#include <netinet/in.h>

struct in6_addr * inet6_rthdr_getaddr(
                     struct cmsghdr *cmsg, 
                     int index);

Arguments:

cmsg
A pointer to the ancillary data containing the routing header.
index
A value between 0 and the number returned by inet6_rthdr_segments().

Library:

libsocket

Use the -l socket option to qcc to link against this library.

Description:

This function returns a pointer to the IPv6 address specified by index in the routing header described by cmsg. The index must have a value between 1 and the number returned by inet6_rthdr_segments(). You should first call inet6_rthdr_segments() to obtain the number of segments in the Routing header.

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Returns:

A pointer to the IPv6 address, or NULL if an error occurred.

Classification:

RFC 2292

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes