gethostbyname function

Posted on 2006-10-28
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Here is my code, for some reason it will sometimes print portions of the IP as a negative number, I cant figure it out, I've tried casting to an unsigned int, i've tried bitwise & with 127, i've tried right shifts....

 char cHost[256];
 char ip[4];
 int i;

 printf("Hostname: ");

 if (!(WSAStartup(MAKEWORD(2, 2), &wsa) != 0))
   ht = gethostbyname(cHost);
   if (!(ht == NULL))
    for (i = 0; i < ht->h_length; ++i)
     ip[i] = (unsigned int)(ht->h_addr_list[0][i]);

     printf(" -> %s resolved to %d.%d.%d.%d\n", cHost,ip[0],ip[1],ip[2],ip[3]);
       printf("Unable to resolve %s\n",cHost);
   printf("\nERROR: Unable to start WSA.\n");


Question by:BrianGEFF719
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Infinity08 earned 500 total points
ID: 17825036
Try :

    unsigned char ip[4];

Expert Comment

by:deepu chandran
ID: 17825132
>>  char ip[4];    change this as char *ip;

>> ip[i] = (unsigned int)(ht->h_addr_list[0][i]);    as ip[i] = (char *)(ht->h_addr_list[0][i]);

>>printf(" -> %s resolved to %d.%d.%d.%d\n", cHost,ip[0],ip[1],ip[2],ip[3]);
    printf(" -> %s resolved to %c.%c.%c.%c\n", cHost,*(ip+0),*(ip+1),*(ip+2),*(ip+3));
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