since: 2.22


g_socket_accept (
  GSocket* socket,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Accept incoming connections on a connection-based socket. This removes the first outstanding connection request from the listening socket and creates a GSocket object for it.

The socket must be bound to a local address with g_socket_bind() and must be listening for incoming connections (g_socket_listen()).

If there are no outstanding connections then the operation will block or return G_IO_ERROR_WOULD_BLOCK if non-blocking I/O is enabled. To be notified of an incoming connection, wait for the G_IO_IN condition.

Available since: 2.22



Type: GCancellable

A %GCancellable or NULL.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

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 method 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: GSocket

A new GSocket, or NULL on error. Free the returned object with g_object_unref().

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