[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #1897] (Feedback) SIOCGIFADDR doesn't work

Alex Hornung via Redmine bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Tue Aug 14 07:48:26 PDT 2012

Issue #1897 has been updated by Alex Hornung.

Status changed from New to Feedback
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Bug #1897: SIOCGIFADDR doesn't work

Author: Steve O'Hara-Smith
Status: Feedback
Priority: Normal
Target version: 


	I found this while trying to get ushare to work - the SIOCGIFADDR
ioctl doesn't set the IP address (at least for re devices), what you get is
whatever was in the struct ifreq before the call.

	Running v2.9.0.105.gba1cb-DEVELOPMENT - but it's been going on for
a while I just haven't got to the bottom of the problem until now.

	My test code (below) always prints 0.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/sysctl.h>
#include <net/if_dl.h>
#include <net/if.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>

int main (int argc, char **argv)
        int sock;
        int32_t ip;
        struct ifreq ifr;

        memset (&ifr, 0, sizeof ifr);
        sock = socket (AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
        if (sock < 0) {
                perror ("socket");

        strcpy(ifr.ifr_name, "re0");
        ifr.ifr_addr.sa_family = AF_INET;
        if (ioctl (sock, SIOCGIFADDR, &ifr) < 0) {
        ip = ((struct sockaddr_in *) &ifr.ifr_addr)->sin_addr.s_addr;
        printf("%x\n", ip);

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