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28.10 java.net.InetAddress (JDK 1.0)

This class represents an Internet address, and is used when creating DatagramPacket or Socket objects. The class does not have a public constructor function, but instead supports three static methods which return one or more instances of InetAddress. getLocalHost() returns an InetAddress for the local host. getByName() returns the InetAddress of a host specified by name. getAllByName() returns an array of InetAddress that represents all of the available addresses for a host specified by name. Instance methods are getHostName(), which returns the hostname of an InetAddress, and getAddress(), which returns the Internet IP address as an array of bytes, with the highest-order byte as the first element of the array.

public final class InetAddress extends Object implements Serializable {
    // No Constructor
    // Class Methods
            public static InetAddress[] getAllByName(String host) throws UnknownHostException;
            public static InetAddress getByName(String host) throws UnknownHostException;
            public static InetAddress getLocalHost() throws UnknownHostException;
    // Public Instance Methods
            public boolean equals(Object obj);  // Overrides Object
            public byte[] getAddress();
            public String getHostAddress();
            public String getHostName();
            public int hashCode();  // Overrides Object
        1.1public boolean isMulticastAddress();
            public String toString();  // Overrides Object
}

Passed To:

DatagramPacket(), DatagramPacket.setAddress(), DatagramSocket(), DatagramSocketImpl.bind(), DatagramSocketImpl.join(), DatagramSocketImpl.leave(), DatagramSocketImpl.peek(), MulticastSocket.joinGroup(), MulticastSocket.leaveGroup(), MulticastSocket.setInterface(), SecurityManager.checkMulticast(), ServerSocket(), Socket(), SocketImpl.bind(), SocketImpl.connect()

Returned By:

DatagramPacket.getAddress(), DatagramSocket.getLocalAddress(), InetAddress.getAllByName(), InetAddress.getByName(), InetAddress.getLocalHost(), MulticastSocket.getInterface(), ServerSocket.getInetAddress(), Socket.getInetAddress(), Socket.getLocalAddress(), SocketImpl.getInetAddress()

Type Of:

SocketImpl.address


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