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modbus_new_tcp(3)
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NAME
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modbus_new_tcp - create a libmodbus context for TCP/IPv4
SYNOPSIS
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*modbus_t *modbus_new_tcp(const char *'ip', int 'port');*
DESCRIPTION
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The *modbus_new_tcp()* function shall allocate and initialize a modbus_t
structure to communicate with a Modbus TCP IPv4 server.
The _ip_ argument specifies the IP address of the server to which the client
wants to establish a connection. A NULL value can be used to listen any addresses in
server mode.
The _port_ argument is the TCP port to use. Set the port to
`MODBUS_TCP_DEFAULT_PORT` to use the default one (502). It’s convenient to use a
port number greater than or equal to 1024 because it’s not necessary to have
administrator privileges.
RETURN VALUE
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The function shall return a pointer to a *modbus_t* structure if
successful. Otherwise it shall return NULL and set errno to one of the values
defined below.
ERRORS
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*EINVAL*::
An invalid IP address was given.
*ENOMEM*::
Out of memory. Possibly, the application hits its memory limit and/or whole
system is running out of memory.
EXAMPLE
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[source,c]
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modbus_t *ctx;
ctx = modbus_new_tcp("127.0.0.1", 1502);
if (ctx == NULL) {
fprintf(stderr, "Unable to allocate libmodbus context\n");
return -1;
}
if (modbus_connect(ctx) == -1) {
fprintf(stderr, "Connection failed: %s\n", modbus_strerror(errno));
modbus_free(ctx);
return -1;
}
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SEE ALSO
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linkmb:modbus_tcp_listen[3]
linkmb:modbus_free[3]
AUTHORS
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The libmodbus documentation was written by Stéphane Raimbault
<stephane.raimbault@gmail.com>