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gethostbyname

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UNIXer,

If I need to use gethostbyname in my program which is compile by gcc in SunSpace !
But I get ths following error message, so, what caI do ?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Undefined                       first referenced
 symbol                             in file
gethostbyname                       /var/tmp/cca000t71.o
ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to a.out
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Andrew
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Man page for 'gethostbyname' states:
   cc  [ flag ... ] file ... -lnsl [ library ...]

You need to link the 'nsl' library!
Cheers,
-Seedy-

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Andrewyu,

Please let me know why you rated this answer or the previous
one - 'DNS' under Unix Programming as 'C'?
Would you have liked anything else too?

you answering this would help me help others better.
Cheers.
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It doesn't appear that andrewyu has ever graded any answer.
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Oops!  Was this auto-graded?  How can I find the difference?
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I got the above solution but I also had to add lsocket.

gcc -lsocket -lnsl myprogram.c
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