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Convert hostname to IP address

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How do I convert a hostname to IP address ?

Example :
    HostName : "MyHost"
    IP       : 10.9.7.20

How do I convert "MyHost" to "10.9.7.2" ?

Thank you!
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afzalmj earned 60 total points
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Easy, use gethostbyname() under winsock, win32.
It will need a struct hostent *host structure, and this will contain relevant ip address. Also, use gethostbyaddr() to convert from ip to host.

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