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Regex help

Posted on 2006-04-13
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Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Am using nslookup to find an ip address of a domain in code.  Found the code at the bottom somewhere.  Basically the return from nslookup (below is more than is required:

Server:  machine1.xyz.local

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    abc-plc.co.uk

I have absolutely no clue about regular expressions (sorry to say) and I need to return just the bit.  How do I tweak the code below to do what I need?

        Dim psi As New ProcessStartInfo
        With psi
            .UseShellExecute = False
            .RedirectStandardInput = True
            .RedirectStandardOutput = True
            .FileName = "nslookup"
            .Arguments = "aspen-plc.co.uk"
        End With

        Dim ns As Process = Process.Start(psi)
        Dim sout As System.IO.StreamReader = ns.StandardOutput
        Dim re As New System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex(REGEX_REQUIRED_HERE)
        Dim sIPAddress As String
        Dim response As String = ""
        While (sout.Peek() > -1)
            response = sout.ReadLine()
            Dim amatch As System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match = re.Match(response)
            If (amatch.Success) Then
                sIPAddress = amatch.Groups("Address").Value
            End If
        End While


Question by:WingYip
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Accepted Solution

jhance earned 500 total points
ID: 16446602
Why are you doing this the hard way?  The .NET runtime includes a DNS client.  See:

[Visual Basic]
Public Shared Function GetHostByName( _
   ByVal hostName As String _
) As IPHostEntry

There is an example of VB code on the MSDN page for this method that should do exactly what you want without relying on NSLOOKUP or having to parse its output.

Author Comment

ID: 16447257
You may well ask.  In short no reason whatsoever.

Will use getHostByName instead



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