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Converts a character string to a network address.


#include <prnetdb.h>

PRStatus PR_StringToNetAddr(
  const char *string,
  PRNetAddr *addr);


The function has the following parameters:

The string to be converted.
On output, the equivalent network address.


The function returns one of the following values:

  • If successful, PR_SUCCESS.
  • If unsuccessful, PR_FAILURE. You can retrieve the reason for the failure by calling PR_GetError.


For IPv4 addresses, the input string represents numbers in the Internet standard "." notation. IPv6 addresses are indicated as strings using ":" characters separating octets, with numerous caveats for shortcutting (see RFC #1884). If the NSPR library and the host are configured to support IPv6, both formats are supported. Otherwise, use of anything other than IPv4 dotted notation results in an error.

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