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node. Servers may bind to more than one address by making
successive calls to tipc_bind/3,
one for each address that it wishes to advertise. The server will
receive traffic for all of them. A server may, for example, register one
address with node scope, another with cluster scope, and a third with
zone scope. A client may then limit the scope of its transmission by
specifying the appropriate address.
may be used to unbind the socket from all of its registered addresses.
This feature allows an application to gracefully exit from service.
Because the socket remains open, the application may continue to service
current transactions to completion. TIPC however, will not schedule any
new work for the server instance. If no other servers are available, the
work will be rejected or dropped according to the socket options
specified by the client.
Note that clients do not need to bind to any address. Its port-id is sufficient for this role. And server sockets (e.g. those that are bound to name/3 or name_seq/3, addresses) may not act as clients. That is, they may not originate connections from the socket using tipc_connect/2. Servers however, may originate datagrams from bound sockets using tipc_send/4. Please see the TIPC programmers's guide for other restrictions.