socket_mcttl4 man page

socket_mcttl4 — set multicast ttl

Syntax

#include <socket.h>

int socket_mcttl4(int s,char TTL);

Description

socket_mcttl4 sets the TTL of outgoing multicast packets on the socket s. Each router decrements the packet TTL by one and discards the packet if the TTL reaches zero. Setting the TTL to 1, for example, will limit the packet propagation to the LAN.

If something goes wrong, socket_mcttl4 returns -1, setting errno appropriately.

See Also

socket_mcttl6(3), socket_mcjoin4(3), socket_mcleave4(3)

Referenced By

socket_mchopcount6(3).