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NAME

sockatmark - determine whether the read pointer is at the OOB mark

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/socket.h int sockatmark "int s"

DESCRIPTION

To find out if the read pointer is currently pointing at the mark in the data stream, the sockatmark function is provided. If sockatmark returns 1, the next read will return data after the mark. Otherwise (assuming out of band data has arrived), the next read will provide data sent by the client prior to transmission of the out of band signal. The routine used in the remote login process to flush output on receipt of an interrupt or quit signal is shown below. It reads the normal data up to the mark (to discard it), then reads the out-of-band byte.
#include <sys/socket.h>
...
oob()
{
int out = FWRITE, mark;
char waste[BUFSIZ];


/* flush local terminal output */
ioctl(1, TIOCFLUSH, (char *)&out);
for (;;) {
if ((mark = sockatmark(rem)) < 0) {
perror("sockatmark");
break;
}
if (mark)
break;
(void) read(rem, waste, sizeof (waste));
}
if (recv(rem, &mark, 1, MSG_OOB) < 0) {
perror("recv");
...
}
...
}

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, the sockatmark function returns the value 1 if the read pointer is pointing at the OOB mark, 0 if it is not. Otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The sockatmark call fails if:
[EBADF]
The s argument is not a valid descriptor.
[ENOTTY]
The s argument is a descriptor for a file, not a socket.

SEE ALSO

recv(2), send(2)

HISTORY

ioctl(2).


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