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#include <net/if.h> struct if_nameindex *if_nameindex(void);
The if_nameindex() function shall return an array of if_nameindex structures, one structure per interface. The end of the array is indicated by a structure with an if_index field of zero and an if_name field of NULL.
Applications should call if_freenameindex() to release the memory that may be dynamically allocated by this function, after they have finished using it.
An array of structures identifying local interfaces. A null pointer is returned upon an error, with errno set to indicate the error.
The if_nameindex() function may fail if:
Insufficient resources are available to complete the function.
The following sections are informative.
getsockopt(), if_freenameindex(), if_indextoname(), if_nametoindex(), setsockopt()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008, <net_if.h>
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if_freenameindex(3p), if_indextoname(3p), if_nametoindex(3p), net_if.h(0p).