Creates a new UDP socket.
#include <prio.h> PRFileDesc* PR_NewUDPSocket(void);
The function returns one of the following values:
- Upon successful completion, a pointer to the
PRFileDescobject created for the newly opened UDP socket.
- If the creation of a new UDP socket failed,
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a connectionless, unreliable datagram protocol of the TCP/IP protocol suite. UDP datagrams may be lost or delivered in duplicates or out of sequence.
PR_NewUDPSocket creates a new UDP socket. The socket may be bound to a well-known port number with
PR_Bind. Datagrams can be sent with
PR_SendTo and received with
PR_RecvFrom. When the socket is no longer needed, it should be closed with a call to
PR_NewUDPSocket is deprecated because it is hardcoded to create an IPv4 UDP socket. New code should use
PR_OpenUDPSocket instead, which allows the address family (IPv4 or IPv6) of the new UDP socket to be specified.