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SOCKADDR Structure

The SOCKADDR structure is used to store an Internet Protocol (IP) address for a machine participating in a Windows Sockets communication.

struct sockaddr { 
   unsigned short sa_family; 
   char sa_data[14]; 
};

sa_family

Socket address family.

sa_data

Maximum size of all the different socket address structures.

The Microsoft TCP/IP Sockets Developer's Kit only supports the Internet address domains. To actually fill in values for each part of an address, you use the SOCKADDR_IN data structure, which is specifically for this address format. The SOCKADDR and the SOCKADDR_IN data structures are the same size. You simply cast to switch between the two structure types.

Header: winsock2.h

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