ipsec_isanyaddr(3) get and test for addresses of type any, unspecified and loopback

Other Alias

ipsec_anyaddr, ipsec_unspecaddr, ipsec_isunspecaddr, ipsec_loopbackaddr, ipsec_isloopbackaddr


#include <freeswan.h>

const char *anyaddr(int af, ip_address *dst);
int isanyaddr(const ip_address *src);
const char *unspecaddr(int af, ip_address *dst);
int isunspecaddr(const ip_address *src);
const char *loopbackaddr(int af, ip_address *dst);
int isloopbackaddr(const ip_address *src);


These functions fill in, and test for, special values of the ip_address type.

Anyaddr fills in the destination *dst with the ``any'' address of address family af (normally AF_INET or AF_INET6). The IPv4 ``any'' address is the one embodied in the old INADDR_ANY macro.

Isanyaddr returns 1 if the src address equals the ``any'' address, and 0 otherwise.

Similarly, unspecaddr supplies, and isunspecaddr tests for, the ``unspecified'' address, which may be the same as the ``any'' address.

Similarly, loopbackaddr supplies, and islookbackaddr tests for, the loopback address.

Anyaddr, unspecaddr, and loopbackaddr return NULL for success and a pointer to a string-literal error message for failure; see DIAGNOSTICS.


Fatal errors in the address-supplying functions are: unknown address family.


Written for the FreeS/WAN project by Henry Spencer.