Overrides the core gethostbyname and gethostbyaddr functions with object-oriented versions that return Net::hostent objects. The objects have methods that return the fields of the same name from the hostent structure in netdb.h:
You can access the structure fields with the methods or by importing the fields into your namespace with the :FIELDS import tag and accessing them by prepending h_ to the field name:
$host_obj->name( ) $h_name
Net::hostent exports the following.
Frontend for gethostbyaddr and gethostbyname. If hostis numeric, calls gethostbyaddr; otherwise, calls gethostbyname.
gethostbyaddr (addr, addrtype)
Returns information about the host with address addr of type addrtype.
Returns information about the host with name hostname.
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