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Get host name from IP address!

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Question by:mingwei
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by:BlackMan
ID: 1362436
Use the GetHostByAddr function, like this:

uses Winsock;

function HostByAddr(AddrStr: String): String;
  Addr: TInAddr;
  Host: PHostEnt;
begin
  AddrStr := '136.148.3.10';
  Addr.s_addr := Inet_Addr(PChar(AddrStr));
  Host := GetHostByAddr(@Addr.s_addr,4,PF_INET);
  Result := Host^.h_name;
end;

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by:BlackMan
ID: 1362437
Oops, remove the line AddrStr := '136.148.3.10'; from the function...
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by:mingwei
ID: 1362438
GetHostByAddr(@Addr.s_addr,4,PF_INET);
return nil
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BlackMan earned 30 total points
ID: 1362439
Sorry, I cut it out of a larger unit. You need to initialize WinSock first to make it work.

uses Winsock;

Var
  VerReqd      : Word;
  WSAData      : TWSAData;
  WSErr      : Word;

function HostByAddr(AddrStr: String): String;
Var
  Addr: TInAddr;
  Host: PHostEnt;
begin
  VerReqd := $0101;
  WSErr := WSAStartup(VerReqd, WSAData);

  Addr.s_addr := Inet_Addr(PChar(AddrStr));
  Host := GetHostByAddr(@Addr.s_addr,4,PF_INET);
  Result := Host^.h_name;
end;


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by:mingwei
ID: 1362440
But I want to say this way just return the hosts name
from local HOSTS files.
If I want to get hosts name from Internet how can I read
information from IP pack?
If you have any source tell me about that!
Thanks a lot.

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by:BlackMan
ID: 1362441
This code is not specific to the HOSTS file, it uses the normal TCP/IP conventions. This means that if you want to use it on www addresses, you must have a proper DNS configured in your TCP/IP settings, which you'd probably allready have if you are able to access www.experts-exchange.com. You need to be connected to read the names, there is no cache with names/addresses..

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by:mingwei
ID: 1362442
Oh,I know!
Very thanks.
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