The bind() function shall assign a local socket address address to
a socket identified by descriptor socket that has no local socket
address assigned. Sockets created with the socket() function are
initially unnamed; they are identified only by their address family.
The bind() function takes the following arguments:
Specifies the file descriptor of the socket to be
Points to a sockaddr structure containing the
address to be bound to the socket. The length and format of the address
depend on the address family of the socket.
Specifies the length of the sockaddr structure
pointed to by the address argument.
The socket specified by socket may require the process to have
appropriate privileges to use the bind() function.
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