Looks up a host by name.
The function has the following parameters:
- The character string defining the host name of interest.
- 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