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htons: convert values between host and network
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htonl, htons, ntohl, ntohs - convert values between host and network byte order
These functions shall convert 16-bit and 32-bit quantities between network byte order and host byte order.
On some implementations, these functions are defined as macros.
The htonl() and htons() functions shall return the argument value converted from host to network byte order.
No errors are defined.
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