- convert values between host and network byte order
cc [ flag... ] file... -lsocket -lnsl [ library... ] #include <sys/types.h> #include <netinet/in.h> #include <inttypes.h> uint32_t htonl(uint32_t hostlong);
uint16_t htons(uint16_t hostshort);
uint32_t ntohl(uint32_t netlong);
uint16_t ntohs(uint16_t netshort);
These routines convert 16-bit and 32-bit quantities between network byte order and host byte order. On some architectures these routines are defined as NULL macros in the include file <netinet/in.h>. On other architectures, the routines are functional when the host byte order is different from network byte order.
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