g_network_address_parse (
  const gchar* host_and_port,
  guint16 default_port,
  GError** error


Creates a new GSocketConnectable for connecting to the given hostname and port. May fail and return NULL in case parsing host_and_port fails.

host_and_port may be in any of a number of recognised formats; an IPv6 address, an IPv4 address, or a domain name (in which case a DNS lookup is performed). Quoting with [] is supported for all address types. A port override may be specified in the usual way with a colon.

If no port is specified in host_and_port then default_port will be used as the port number to connect to.

In general, host_and_port is expected to be provided by the user (allowing them to give the hostname, and a port override if necessary) and default_port is expected to be provided by the application.

(The port component of host_and_port can also be specified as a service name rather than as a numeric port, but this functionality is deprecated, because it depends on the contents of /etc/services, which is generally quite sparse on platforms other than Linux.)

Available since:2.22



Type: const gchar*

The hostname and optionally a port.

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

Type: guint16

The default port if not in host_and_port.


Type: GError **

The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Type: GNetworkAddress

The new GNetworkAddress, or NULL on error.

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