nn_connect man page

nn_connect — add a remote endpoint to the socket

Synopsis

#include <nanomsg/nn.h>

int nn_connect (int s, const char *addr);

Description

Adds a remote endpoint to the socket s. The library would then try to connect to the specified remote endpoint.

The addr argument consists of two parts as follows: transport://address. The transport specifies the underlying transport protocol to use. The meaning of the address part is specific to the underlying transport protocol.

For the list of available transport protocols check the list on nanomsg(7) manual page.

Maximum length of the addr parameter is specified by NN_SOCKADDR_MAX defined in <nanomsg/nn.h> header file.

Note that nn_connect and nn_bind(3) may be called multiple times on the same socket thus allowing the socket to communicate with multiple heterogeneous endpoints.

Note

Unlike with traditional BSD sockets, this function operates asynchronously, and returns to the caller before the operation is complete. As a result, attempts to send data or receive data on the socket may not succeed until the underlying transport actually establishes the connection. Further, the connection may be lost, without any notification to the caller. The library will attempt to reconnect automatically in such an event.

Return Value

If the function succeeds positive endpoint ID is returned. Endpoint ID can be later used to remove the endpoint from the socket via nn_shutdown(3) function.

If the function fails negative value is returned and errno is set to to one of the values defined below.

Errors

EBADF

The provided socket is invalid.

EMFILE

Maximum number of active endpoints was reached.

EINVAL

The syntax of the supplied address is invalid.

ENAMETOOLONG

The supplied address is too long.

EPROTONOSUPPORT

The requested transport protocol is not supported.

ENODEV

Address specifies a nonexistent interface.

ETERM

The library is terminating.

Example

s = nn_socket (AF_SP, NN_PUB);
eid1 = nn_connect (s, "ipc:///tmp/test.ipc");
eid2 = nn_connect (s, "tcp://server001:5560");

See Also

nn_inproc(7) nn_ipc(7) nn_tcp(7) nn_socket(3) nn_bind(3) nn_shutdown(3) nanomsg(7)

Authors

Martin Sustrik Garrett D’Amore

Referenced By

nanomsg(7), nn_bind(3), nn_inproc(7), nn_ipc(7), nn_shutdown(3), nn_socket(3), nn_tcp(7), nn_ws(7).

2019-07-25   nanomsg 1.1.5