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AIX Version 4.3 Communications Technical Reference, Volume 1

get_myaddress Subroutine


Gets the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address.


C Library (libc.a)


#include <rpc/rpc.h>
get_myaddress (addr)
struct sockaddr_in *addr;


The get_myaddress subroutine gets the machine's IP address without consulting the library routines that access the /etc/hosts file.


addr Specifies the address where the machine's IP address is placed. The port number is set to a value of htons (PMAPPORT).

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

The /etc/hosts file.

List of RPC Programming References.

Understanding the Internet Protocol (IP) in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Overview for Programming in AIX Version 4.3 Communications Programming Concepts.

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