sockets/t_gethostbyname.c

This is sockets/t_gethostbyname.c (Listing 59-10, page 1233), an example program file from the book, The Linux Programming Interface.

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/* t_gethostbyname.c

   Demonstrate the use of gethostbyname() to lookup of the address for a
   given host name. Note that gethostbyname() is now obsolete; new programs
   should use getaddrinfo().
*/
#if defined(_AIX)       /* AIX 5.1 needs this to get hstrerror() declaration */
#define _USE_IRS
#endif
#define _BSD_SOURCE     /* To get hstrerror() declaration from <netdb.h> */
#include <netdb.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <arpa/inet.h>
#include "tlpi_hdr.h"
int
main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    struct hostent *h;
    char **pp;
    char str[INET6_ADDRSTRLEN];

    for (argv++; *argv != NULL; argv++) {
        h = gethostbyname(*argv);
        if (h == NULL) {
            fprintf(stderr, "gethostbyname() failed for '%s': %s\n",
                    *argv, hstrerror(h_errno));
            continue;
        }

        printf("Canonical name: %s\n", h->h_name);

        printf("        alias(es):     ");
        for (pp = h->h_aliases; *pp != NULL; pp++)
            printf(" %s", *pp);
        printf("\n");

        printf("        address type:   %s\n",
                (h->h_addrtype == AF_INET) ? "AF_INET" :
                (h->h_addrtype == AF_INET6) ? "AF_INET6" : "???");

        if (h->h_addrtype == AF_INET || h->h_addrtype == AF_INET6) {
            printf("        address(es):   ");
            for (pp = h->h_addr_list; *pp != NULL; pp++)
                printf(" %s", inet_ntop(h->h_addrtype, *pp,
                                        str, INET6_ADDRSTRLEN));
            printf("\n");
        }
    }

    exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
}

 

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