Create a TSVConn from a socket.


#include <ts/ts.h>
TSVConn TSVConnFdCreate(int fd)


TSVConnFdCreate() accepts a network socket fd and returns a new TSVConn constructed from the socket. The socket descriptor must be an already connected socket. It will be placed into non-blocking mode.

Return Values

On success, the returned TSVConn object owns the socket and the caller must not close it. If TSVConnFdCreate() fails, nullptr is returned, the socket is unchanged and the caller must close it.


The example below is excerpted from example/plugins/c-api/intercept/intercept.cc in the Traffic Server source distribution. It demonstrates how to use TSVConnFdCreate() to construct a TSVConn from a connected socket.

    char            buf[INET_ADDRSTRLEN];
    socket_type     addr;
    argument_type   cdata(TSContDataGet(contp));
    InterceptState *istate = new InterceptState();
    int             fd     = -1;

    // This event is delivered by the continuation that we
    // attached in InterceptTxnHook, so the continuation data is
    // the TSHttpTxn pointer.
    VDEBUG("allocated server intercept state istate=%p for txn=%p", istate, cdata.txn);

    // Set up a connection to our real origin, which will be
    memset(&addr, 0, sizeof(addr));
    addr.sin.sin_family      = AF_INET;
    addr.sin.sin_addr.s_addr = htonl(INADDR_LOOPBACK); // XXX config option
    addr.sin.sin_port        = htons(PORT);            // XXX config option

    // Normally, we would use TSNetConnect to connect to a secondary service, but to demonstrate
    // the use of TSVConnFdCreate, we do a blocking connect inline. This it not recommended for
    // production plugins, since it might block an event thread for an arbitrary time.
    fd = ::socket(PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP);
    TSReleaseAssert(fd != -1);

    if (::connect(fd, &addr.sa, sizeof(addr.sin)) == -1) {
      // We failed to connect to the intercepted origin. Abort the
      // server intercept since we cannot handle it.
      VDEBUG("connect failed with %s (%d)", strerror(errno), errno);
      TSVConnAbort(arg.vc, TS_VC_CLOSE_ABORT);

      delete istate;

      return TS_EVENT_NONE;

    if ((istate->server.vc = TSVConnFdCreate(fd)) == nullptr) {
      VDEBUG("TSVconnFdCreate() failed");
      TSVConnAbort(arg.vc, TS_VC_CLOSE_ABORT);

      delete istate;

      return TS_EVENT_NONE;

    VDEBUG("binding client vc=%p to %s:%u", istate->client.vc, inet_ntop(AF_INET, &addr.sin.sin_addr, buf, sizeof(buf)),

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