Returns information for a network. Overrides the core getnetbyname and getnetbyaddr functions with object-oriented versions that return Net::netent objects. The objects have methods that return the fields of the same name from the netent 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 n_ to the field name:
$net_obj->name( ) $n_name
Net::netent exports the following.
Frontend for getnetbyaddr and getnetbyname. If net is numeric, calls getnetbyaddr; otherwise, calls getnetbyname.
getnetbyaddr (addr, addrtype)
Returns information about the net with address addr of type addrtype.
Returns information about the net with name netname.
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