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gethostbynamel Ottiene la lista degli indirizzi IP corrispondenti a un dato hostname Internet


array gethostbynamel ( string $hostname )

Restituisce una lista di indirizzi IP che risolvono nei confronti dell'host Internet specificato da hostname.

Vedere anche gethostbyname(), gethostbyaddr(), checkdnsrr(), getmxrr() e la pagina man named(8).

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ab at null dot ixo dot ca
1 year ago
If using gethostbyname against the name of the localhost is always giving you but you want the DNS address instead, just put a dot at the end of the name.  E.g.,

$foo = gethostbynamel("");
print_r($foo); giving you this:
    [0] =>

Then put a dot at the end of the name:

$foo = gethostbynamel("");

...and now you get something like:
    [0] =>
webdev at concraption dot com
12 years ago
In PHP 5.0.4, gethostbynamel returns an empty string instead of false if the lookup fails. A simple workaround for this error is to use is_array() in an IF block:

$hosts = gethostbynamel($hostname);
if (is_array($hosts)) {
     echo "Host ".$hostname." resolves to:<br><br>";
     foreach ($hosts as $ip) {
          echo "IP: ".$ip."<br>";
} else {
     echo "Host ".$hostname." is not tied to any IP.";
3 months ago
Skyld at o2 dot co dot uk
13 years ago
Obviously, in some cases, not all IPs are likely to be useful while checking a hostname. Sometimes also, not all IPs will work. This code will check for the first WORKING IP from the list. Or at least it should - I haven't had time to test it yet.
Needs domain parameter, and port and max IPs to check are optional.
If port is not set, it will check HTTP port 80, and if max IPs to check is not set, it will only check the first 10 IPs from the list.
Hope it helps someone.

function checkhostlist($domain, $port = 80, $maxipstocheck = 10) {
$hosts = gethostbynamel($domain);
    for (
$chk=0;$chk<$maxipstocheck;$chk++) {
      if (isset(
$hosts[$chk])) {
$th = fsockopen($domain, $port);
        if (
$th) {
info at
11 years ago
The solution is simpel. Just add a . (point) to the end of the URL for correct name resolving.

Without this point PHP thinks it's a subdomain of your local domain and so returns the "local-IP".
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