since: 2.32


g_inet_address_mask_new_from_string (
  const gchar* mask_string,
  GError** error


Parses mask_string as an IP address and (optional) length, and creates a new GInetAddressMask. The length, if present, is delimited by a “/”. If it is not present, then the length is assumed to be the full length of the address.

Available since: 2.32



Type: const gchar*

An IP address or address/length string.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the constructor if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: GInetAddressMask

A new GInetAddressMask corresponding to string, or NULL on error.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.