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[Guile-commits] 04/06: Define IN6ADDR_ANY and IN6ADDR_LOOPBACK.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [Guile-commits] 04/06: Define IN6ADDR_ANY and IN6ADDR_LOOPBACK.
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2022 05:52:41 -0400 (EDT)

civodul pushed a commit to branch main
in repository guile.

commit 6da4be170ac40c8e86123d0e0d0907cb61e64872
Author: Ludovic Courtès <>
AuthorDate: Mon Jul 4 11:39:14 2022 +0200

    * libguile/socket.c (scm_init_socket): Define IN6ADDR_ANY and 
    * doc/ref/posix.texi (Network Address Conversion): Document them.
 doc/ref/posix.texi | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
 libguile/socket.c  |  2 ++
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/ref/posix.texi b/doc/ref/posix.texi
index 7633bd5a3..50085cd80 100644
--- a/doc/ref/posix.texi
+++ b/doc/ref/posix.texi
@@ -2524,7 +2524,22 @@ Make an IPv4 Internet address by combining the network 
 @cindex IPv6
 An IPv6 Internet address is a 16-byte value, represented in Guile as
-an integer in host byte order, so that say ``::1'' is 1.
+an integer in host byte order, so that say ``::1'' is 1.  The following
+constants are defined for convenience.
+@defvar IN6ADDR_ANY
+For a server, this can be used with @code{bind} (@pxref{Network Sockets
+and Communication}) to allow connections from any IPv6 interface on the
+@end defvar
+The address of the local host using the loopback device, ie.@:
+@end defvar
+The procedures below convert an IPv6 @emph{or} an IPv4 address to and
+from its textual representation.
 @deffn {Scheme Procedure} inet-ntop family address
 @deffnx {C Function} scm_inet_ntop (family, address)
diff --git a/libguile/socket.c b/libguile/socket.c
index 4818d62bd..3d5b89e63 100644
--- a/libguile/socket.c
+++ b/libguile/socket.c
@@ -1656,6 +1656,7 @@ scm_init_socket ()
   /* standard addresses.  */
 #ifdef INADDR_ANY
   scm_c_define ("INADDR_ANY", scm_from_ulong (INADDR_ANY));
+  scm_c_define ("IN6ADDR_ANY", scm_from_ulong (0));
   scm_c_define ("INADDR_BROADCAST", scm_from_ulong (INADDR_BROADCAST));
@@ -1665,6 +1666,7 @@ scm_init_socket ()
   scm_c_define ("INADDR_LOOPBACK", scm_from_ulong (INADDR_LOOPBACK));
+  scm_c_define ("IN6ADDR_LOOPBACK", scm_from_ulong (1));
   /* socket types.

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