since: 2.22


g_socket_listener_add_inet_port (
  GSocketListener* listener,
  guint16 port,
  GObject* source_object,
  GError** error


Helper function for g_socket_listener_add_address() that creates a TCP/IP socket listening on IPv4 and IPv6 (if supported) on the specified port on all interfaces.

source_object will be passed out in the various calls to accept to identify this particular source, which is useful if you’re listening on multiple addresses and do different things depending on what address is connected to.

Call g_socket_listener_close() to stop listening on port; this will not be done automatically when you drop your final reference to listener, as references may be held internally.

Available since: 2.22



Type: guint16

An IP port number (non-zero)


Type: GObject

Optional GObject identifying this source.

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: gboolean

TRUE on success, FALSE on error.