Winsock error 10049

WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL  -  Cannot assign requested address.

Basic (Microsoft) information for 10049 a.k.a. WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL

The requested address is not valid in its context. This normally results from an attempt to bind to an address that is not valid for the local computer. This can also result from connect, sendto, WSAConnect, WSAJoinLeaf, or WSASendTo when the remote address or port is not valid for a remote computer (for example, address or port 0).

Detailed (Berkeley) information for winsock 10049, described as "Cannot assign requested address."

Berkeley description: Normally results from an attempt to create a socket with an address not on this machine.

WinSock description: Partly the same as Berkeley. The "address" it refers to is the remote socket name (protocol, port and address). This error occurs when the sin_port value is zero in a sockaddr_in structure for or.

In Berkeley, this error also occurs when you are trying to name the local socket (assign local address and port number) with bind(), but Windows Sockets doesn't ascribe this error to bind(), for some unknown reason.

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