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basic_socket_acceptor::async_accept (6 of 8 overloads)

Start an asynchronous accept.

    typename MoveAcceptToken = DEFAULT>
DEDUCED async_accept(
    endpoint_type & peer_endpoint,
    MoveAcceptToken && token = DEFAULT);

This function is used to asynchronously accept a new connection. It is an initiating function for an asynchronous operation, and always returns immediately.

This overload requires that the Protocol template parameter satisfy the AcceptableProtocol type requirements.



An endpoint object into which the endpoint of the remote peer will be written. Ownership of the peer_endpoint object is retained by the caller, which must guarantee that it is valid until the completion handler is called.


The completion token that will be used to produce a completion handler, which will be called when the accept completes. Potential completion tokens include use_future, use_awaitable, yield_context, or a function object with the correct completion signature. The function signature of the completion handler must be:

void handler(
  // Result of operation.
  const boost::system::error_code& error,

  // On success, the newly accepted socket.
  typename Protocol::socket::template
    rebind_executor<executor_type>::other peer

Regardless of whether the asynchronous operation completes immediately or not, the completion handler will not be invoked from within this function. On immediate completion, invocation of the handler will be performed in a manner equivalent to using post.

Completion Signature
   typename Protocol::socket::template
void accept_handler(const boost::system::error_code& error,
    boost::asio::ip::tcp::socket peer)
  if (!error)
    // Accept succeeded.


boost::asio::ip::tcp::acceptor acceptor(my_context);
boost::asio::ip::tcp::endpoint endpoint;
acceptor.async_accept(endpoint, accept_handler);
Per-Operation Cancellation

On POSIX or Windows operating systems, this asynchronous operation supports cancellation for the following cancellation_type values: