(PHP 4 >= 4.1.0, PHP 5)
socket_recvfrom — Receives data from a socket whether or not it is connection-oriented
The socket_recvfrom() function receives
len bytes of data in
name on port
port (if the socket is not of type
socket. socket_recvfrom() can be used to gather data from both connected and unconnected sockets. Additionally, one or more flags can be specified to modify the behaviour of the function.
port must be passed by reference. If the socket is not connection-oriented,
name will be set to the internet protocol address of the remote host or the path to the UNIX socket. If the socket is connection-oriented,
NULL. Additionally, the
port will contain the port of the remote host in the case of an unconnected
socket must be a socket resource previously created by socket_create().
The data received will be fetched to the variable specified with
len bytes will be fetched from remote host.
The value of
flags can be any combination of the following flags, joined with the binary OR (|) operator.
| ||Process out-of-band data.|
| ||Receive data from the beginning of the receive queue without removing it from the queue.|
| || Block until at least |
| ||With this flag set, the function returns even if it would normally have blocked.|
If the socket is of the type
name is the path to the file. Else, for unconnected sockets,
name is the IP address of, the remote host, or
NULL if the socket is connection-oriented.
This argument only applies to
AF_INET6 sockets, and specifies the remote port from which the data is received. If the socket is connection-oriented,
port will be
socket_recvfrom() returns the number of bytes received, or
FALSE if there was an error. The actual error code can be retrieved by calling socket_last_error(). This error code may be passed to socket_strerror() to get a textual explanation of the error.
Example #1 socket_recvfrom() example
error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT);
$socket = socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, SOL_UDP);
socket_bind($socket, '127.0.0.1', 1223);
$from = '';
$port = 0;
socket_recvfrom($socket, $buf, 12, 0, $from, $port);
echo "Received $buf from remote address $from and remote port $port" . PHP_EOL;
This example will initiate a UDP socket on port 1223 of 127.0.0.1 and print at most 12 characters received from a remote host.
|4.3.0||socket_recvfrom() is now binary safe.|