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warning C4244 '=' CONVERSION FROM 'LONG ' TO UNSIGNED SHORT' POSSIBLE LOSS OF DATA

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//this is C

How can I resolve this warning in C

u_short serverPor
char ans[32];
gets(ans);
serverPort = atol(ans);

warning C4244 '=' CONVERSION FROM 'LONG ' TO UNSIGNED SHORT' POSSIBLE LOSS OF DATA
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Try casting it explicitly:

serverPort = (u_short)atol(ans);
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