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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.GetHostName

Name GetHostName
Type Method
Summary Returns the host name that corresponds to an IP address on the Internet
Prototype BSTR GetHostName(BSTR IPaddress);

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This returns the name of the host which has a specified IP address, using DNS (Domain Name Server).

Warning - because this function has to connect to a DNS server and await a response it may take some time to execute, perhaps 20 seconds or more.

It should not be used in a script where speed is the essence, or which is executed frequently. If you need to know the answer multiple times you should "cache" the result for future use.

The address should be supplied as a "dotted decimal" string, like "".

Note: Available in version 3.39 onwards.

VBscript example
Note GetHostName ("")
Jscript example
Note (GetHostName (""));
PerlScript example
Note (GetHostName (""));
Python example
world.Note (world.GetHostName (""))
Lua example
Note (GetHostName (""))
Returns Name corresponding to the supplied IP address, or an empty string if it could not be determined.
Introduced in version 3.39

See also ...

Function Description
GetHostAddress Returns a list of IP addresses that correspond to a host name on the Internet

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