The socket_recvfrom() function receives
len bytes of data in buf from
name on port port (if the
socket is not of type
socket. socket_recvfrom() can be
used to gather data from both connected and unconnected sockets.
Additionally, one or more flags can be specified to modify the behaviour of
The name and port must be
passed by reference. If the socket is not connection-oriented,
name will be set to the internet protocol address of
the remote host or the path to the UNIX socket. If the socket is
connection-oriented, name is
the port will contain the port of the remote host in
the case of an unconnected
The socket must be a socket resource previously created by socket_create().
The data received will be fetched to the variable specified with buf.
Up to len bytes will be fetched from remote host.
The value of flags can be any combination of
the following flags, joined with the binary OR (
|Process out-of-band data.|
|Receive data from the beginning of the receive queue without removing it from the queue.|
|Block until at least len are received. However, if a signal is caught or the remote host disconnects, the function may return less data.|
|With this flag set, the function returns even if it would normally have blocked.|
If the socket is of the type
name is the path to the file. Else, for
unconnected sockets, name is the IP address of,
the remote host, or
NULL if the socket is connection-oriented.
This argument only applies to
AF_INET6 sockets, and specifies the remote port
from which the data is received. If the socket is connection-oriented,
port will be
socket_recvfrom() returns the number of bytes received, or -1 if there was an error. The actual error code can be retrieved by calling socket_last_error(). This error code may be passed to socket_strerror() to get a textual explanation of the error.
error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT);
$socket = socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, SOL_UDP);
socket_bind($socket, '127.0.0.1', 1223);
$from = "";
$port = 0;
socket_recvfrom($socket, $buf, 12, 0, $from, $port);
echo "Received $buf from remote address $from and remote port $port" . PHP_EOL;
This example will initiate an UDP socket on port 1223 of 127.0.0.1 and print at most 12 characters received from a remote host.
|4.3.0||socket_recvfrom() is now binary safe.|