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user923005 wrote:

> The OP should keep in mind that inet_aton() does NOT support IPv6


OK.

> and that getnameinfo() should be used instead for IPv4/v6 dual
> stack support.


inet_pton() seems more appropriate.

http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/...et_pton.3.html


This function converts the character string src into a network address
structure in the af address family, then copies the network address
structure to dst.