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accept(2)							     accept(2)

Name
       accept - accept a connection on a socket

Syntax
       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <sys/socket.h>

       accept(s, addr, addrlen)
       int ns, s;
       struct sockaddr *addr;
       int *addrlen;

Description
       The  system  call accepts a connection on a socket. The s argument is a
       socket that has been created with the call, bound to  an	 address  with
       the  call  and  is  listening for connections after a call.  The system
       call extracts the first connection on the queue of pending connections,
       creates	a new socket with the same properties of s and allocates a new
       file descriptor, ns, for the socket.  If	 no  pending  connections  are
       present	on  the	 queue,	 and  the socket is not marked as nonblocking,
       blocks the caller until a connection is	present.   If  the  socket  is
       marked nonblocking and no pending connections are present on the queue,
       returns an error.  The accepted socket, ns, cannot be  used  to	accept
       more connections.  The original socket s remains open.

       The  addr  argument  is	filled	in  with the address of the connecting
       entity, as known to the communications layer.  The exact format of  the
       addr argument is determined by the domain in which the communication is
       occurring.  The addrlen argument should initially contain the amount of
       space  pointed  to  by addr.  On return, the addr argument contains the
       actual length in bytes of the address returned.	This call is used with
       connection-based socket types, currently with SOCK_STREAM.

       You  can	 use  the  system  call	 for  the purposes of doing an call by
       selecting the socket for reading.

Return Values
       The call returns -1 on error.  If the call succeeds, it returns a  non‐
       negative integer which is a file descriptor for the accepted socket.

Diagnostics
       The call fails if:

       [EBADF]	      The descriptor is invalid.

       [EINTR]	      The  receipt  of	SIGCHLD	 signals  is  enabled  and the
		      process is blocked on the system call.  The  application
		      must detect that this situation has occurred and restart
		      the system call.

       [ENOTSOCK]     The descriptor references a file, not a socket.

       [EOPNOTSUPP]   The referenced socket is not of type SOCK_STREAM.

       [EFAULT]	      The addr parameter is not in a writable part of the user
		      address space.

       [EWOULDBLOCK]  The  socket is marked nonblocking and no connections are
		      present to be accepted.

See Also
       bind(2), connect(2), listen(2), select(2), socket(2)

								     accept(2)
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