if_indextoname (3p) - Linux Manuals
if_indextoname: map a network interface index to its corresponding
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if_indextoname - map a network interface index to its corresponding name
The if_indextoname() function shall map an interface index to its corresponding name.
If ifindex is an interface index, then the function shall return the value supplied in ifname, which points to a buffer now containing the interface name. Otherwise, the function shall return a NULL pointer and set errno to indicate the error.
The if_indextoname() function shall fail if:
The interface does not exist.
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