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8.155. Net::hostent

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:

Field

Description

addr

Address of host, for backward compatibility

addr_list

List of addresses returned from name server

addrtype

Host address type

aliases

List of aliases

length

Length of address

name

Name of host

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.

gethost

gethost (host)

Frontend for gethostbyaddr and gethostbyname. If hostis numeric, calls gethostbyaddr; otherwise, calls gethostbyname.

gethostbyaddr

gethostbyaddr (addr, addrtype)

Returns information about the host with address addr of type addrtype.

gethostbyname

gethostbyname (hostname)

Returns information about the host with name hostname.



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