Looks up a host entry by its network address.
#include <prnetdb.h> PRStatus PR_GetHostByAddr( const PRNetAddr *hostaddr, char *buf, PRIntn bufsize, PRHostEnt *hostentry);
The function has the following parameters:
- A pointer to the IP address of host in question.
- A pointer to a buffer, allocated by the caller, that is filled in with host data on output. All of the pointers in the
hostentrystructure point to data saved in this buffer. This buffer is referenced by the runtime during a call to
- Number of bytes in the
bufparameter. The buffer must be at least
- This structure is allocated by the caller. On output, this structure is filled in by the runtime if the function returns
The function returns one of the following values:
- If successful,
- If unsuccessful,
PR_FAILURE. You can retrieve the reason for the failure by calling
PR_GetHostByAddr is used to perform reverse lookups of network addresses. That is, given a valid network address (of type
PR_GetHostByAddr discovers the address' primary name, any aliases, and any other network addresses for the same host.