basic.%bind C Function/BASIC Program


Command basic.%bind C Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP/Unix
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description binds a socket to a named resource. In case of a network, the resource would be an access point into the system (see the example below).

To compile successfully, the statement 'cfunction socket.builtin' must be included in the source code.

'socket' Is the file descriptor of the local socket returned by a previous call to the Pick/BASIC C function '%socket'.

'' Specifies the addressing scheme used by the protocol. This field must match the address family used when creating the socket. Valid values are defined in the include: 'dm,bp,unix.h socket.h'.

'address' Legal values are defined in the include: 'dm,bp,unix.h socket.h'.

'port' Port number on the local host. The legal value for this field depends on the protocol. On TCP/IP, for example, valid port number are from 1024 to 32767. This field may not be applicable for all protocols.

Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned in 'code'. In case of an error, a value of -1 is returned and the (Pick/BASIC) function 'SYSTEM(0)' is set to the value of 'errno'.
Syntax code=%bind( socket,, address, port )
cfunction socket.builtin
include dm,bp,unix.h socket.h

* Create a socket
fd=%socket( AF$INET, SOCKET$STREAM, 0 )

* Bind the socket to a local Ethernet port.
* Use default address.
if %bind( fd, AF$INET, INADDR$ANY, 1024 )<0 then
  crt 'bind failed'; stop

* Wait for incoming connection
%listen( fd, 1 )

* Accept a connectionn
addr=0; port=0
fd=%accept( socket, &addr, &port )

* Read data from the data link
%read( fd, buffer, 1024 )
Related basic.%listen