PYTHON socket_strerror

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PHP socket_strerror

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(PHP 4 >= 4.1.0, PHP 5)

socket_strerrorReturn a string describing a socket error


string socket_strerror ( int $errno )

socket_strerror() takes as its errno parameter a socket error code as returned by socket_last_error() and returns the corresponding explanatory text.

Note: Although the error messages generated by the socket extension are in English, the system messages retrieved with this function will appear depending on the current locale (LC_MESSAGES).



A valid socket error number, likely produced by socket_last_error().

Return Values

Returns the error message associated with the errno parameter.


Example #1 socket_strerror() example

if (false == ($socket = @socket_create(AF_INETSOCK_STREAMSOL_TCP))) {
"socket_create() failed: reason: " socket_strerror(socket_last_error()) . "\n";

if (
false == (@socket_bind($socket''80))) {
"socket_bind() failed: reason: " socket_strerror(socket_last_error($socket)) . "\n";

The expected output from the above example (assuming the script is not run with root privileges):

socket_bind() failed: reason: Permission denied

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