if_nametoindex (3p)

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NAME

if_nametoindex — map a network interface name to its corresponding index

SYNOPSIS

#include <net/if.h>
unsigned if_nametoindex(const char * ifname);

DESCRIPTION

The if_nametoindex() function shall return the interface index corresponding to name ifname.

RETURN VALUE

The corresponding index if ifname is the name of an interface; otherwise, zero.

ERRORS

No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES

None.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

getsockopt(), if_freenameindex(), if_indextoname(), if_nameindex(), setsockopt()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <net_if.h>

Information

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January 1, 2013
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March 3, 2018
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March 4, 2018