byteorder(3N)byteorder(3N)NAMEhtonl(), htons(), ntohl(), ntohs() - convert values between host and
network byte order
These routines convert 16- and 32-bit quantities between network byte
order and host byte order. On HP-UX systems, network and host byte
orders are identical, so these routines are defined as null macros in
the include file If is defined then these routines are defined in the
These routines are most often used in conjunction with Internet
addresses and ports as returned by and (see gethostent(3N) and getser‐
vent(3N)). Use these routines to write portable programs.
was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.
SEE ALSOgethostent(3N), getservent(3N).