Thread: strcpy and inet_ntoa

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    strcpy and inet_ntoa

    Hoping for some guidance. I am trying to create a log record to save into a file for an assignment.

    The first line of the code works with no problem. The second line of code is throwing an error:

    proj4.c:188: warning: passing argument 2 of 'strcpy' makes pointer from integer without a cast

    I'm not certain I understand why. Isn't inet_ntoa returning a char pointer? Why can't I copy that to the log? Log is declared as char log[1024]

    char *inet_ntoa(struct in_addr in); <---returns a char *?

            printf("IP of requestor %s\n", inet_ntoa(remote.sin_addr));
            strcpy(log, inet_ntoa(remote.sin_addr));

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    Nevermind - I was missing the include.

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