int shutdown(int socket, int how);
The shutdown() function shall cause all or part of a full-duplex connection on the socket associated with the file descriptor socket to be shut down.
The shutdown() function takes the following arguments:
- Specifies the file descriptor of the socket.
- Specifies the type of shutdown. The values are as follows:
- Disables further receive operations.
- Disables further send operations.
- Disables further send and receive operations.
The shutdown() function disables subsequent send and/or receive operations on a socket, depending on the value of the how argument.
Upon successful completion, shutdown() shall return 0; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.
The shutdown() function shall fail if:
- The socket argument is not a valid file descriptor.
- The how argument is invalid.
- The socket is not connected.
The socket argument does not refer to a socket.
The shutdown() function may fail if:
Insufficient resources were available in the system to perform the
The following sections are informative.
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