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How to set timeout for "gethostbyname(...)"

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Is there any way to set timeout for the winsock method gethostbyname(...) in VC? If not, is there any fast way to figure out if the target computer (win95/98 and NT4) is connected to some network right now?

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There is no way to set the timeout. But you could use 'NetServerGetInfo()' to test whether the target computer is connected, as the timeout isn't that long...
The problem with this function is just that NT and Win95 use different headers, DLLs and import libs, hence. So the best way is to call it dynamically after retrieveing a function pointer through 'GetProcAddress()'

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