(PHP 4 >= 4.0.2)

bind -- Binds a name to a socket


int bind (int socket, string address [, int port])

bind() binds the name given in address to the socket described by socket, which must be a valid socket descriptor created with socket().

The address parameter is either an IP address in dotted-quad notation (e.g., if the socket is of the AF_INET family; or the pathname of a Unix-domain socket, if the socket family is AF_UNIX.

The port parameter is only used when connecting to an AF_INET socket, and designates the port on the remote host to which a connection should be made.

Returns zero on success, or a negative error code on failure. This code may be passed to strerror() to get a textual explanation of the error.

See also accept_connect(), connect(), listen(), socket(), socket_get_status(), and strerror().