[mythtv-users] Why only numeric IP addresses work?

Allan Stirling Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org
Tue Oct 12 21:18:38 UTC 2004

Scott Mazur wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 15:53:21 -0400, Joseph A. Caputo wrote
>>On Tuesday 12 October 2004 14:12, Scott Mazur wrote:
>>>Is there any plans for Myth to resolve host names?
> It's not a network configuration problem.  It's reasonable expectation that
> Myth understand domain names as well as IP addresses.
>        The gethostbyname() function returns a structure  of  type
>        hostent  for  the  given host name.  Here name is either a
>        host name, or an IPv4 address in standard dot notation, or
>        an IPv6 address in colon (and possibly dot) notation. (See
>        RFC 1884 for the description of IPv6 addresses.)  If  name
>        is  an  IPv4  or  IPv6 address, no lookup is performed and
>        gethostbyname() simply copies name into the  h_name  field
>        and  its struct in_addr equivalent into the h_addr_list[0]
>        field of the returned hostent structure.
> It's not rocket science.
> Scott
Great! We await your patch with baited breath.



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