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I have a string and an int
string = address (IP or name)
int = port

I need to convert it so it can be used by various winsock functions.

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Question by:Daij-Djan
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I use inet_addr() and gethostbyname() in such cases. Something like :

// parameters
    char * host;
    int port;

// local variables
    struct hostent * hostentptr;
    struct hostent hostentstruct;
    struct sockaddr_in sock_name;

    unsigned long iaddr = inet_addr( host );
    if( iaddr==INADDR_NONE ) {
        if( (hostentptr=gethostbyname(host))==NULL ) {
            // todo: error handling
            return -1;
        }
        hostentstruct = *hostentptr;
        sock_name.sin_family = hostentstruct.h_addrtype;
        sock_name.sin_addr = *((struct in_addr *)hostentstruct.h_addr);
    } else {
        sock_name.sin_family = AF_INET;
        sock_name.sin_addr.S_un.S_addr = iaddr;
    }
    sock_name.sin_port = htons( port );
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by:Daij-Djan
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Okidoki. msdn samples use that too.
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Thanks. :)

Well, if you checked MSDN, you've certainly found about WSAStringToAddress()
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winsock/winsock/wsastringtoaddress_2.asp

I like the "old" way though.
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by:Daij-Djan
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I did ;) but after I asked here - In the end I took your code so you earned the points
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