SYNOPSIS

int modbus_set_slave(modbus_t *ctx, int slave);

DESCRIPTION

The modbus_set_slave() function shall set the slave number in the libmodbus context.

The behavior depends of network and the role of the device:

RTU

Define the slave ID of the remote device to talk in master mode or set the internal slave ID in slave mode. According to the protocol, a Modbus device must only accept message holing its slave number or the special broadcast number.

TCP

The slave number is only required in TCP if the message must reach a device on a serial network. The special value MODBUS_TCP_SLAVE (0xFF) can be used in TCP mode to restore the default value.

The broadcast address is MODBUS_BROADCAST_ADDRESS. This special value must be use when you want all Modbus devices of the network receive the request.

RETURN VALUE

The modbus_set_slave() function shall return 0 if successful. Otherwise it shall return -1 and set errno to one of the values defined below.

ERRORS

EINVAL

The slave number is invalid.

AUTHORS

The libmodbus documentation was written by St├ęphane Raimbault <stephane.raimbault@gmail.com>