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getnameinfo API

getnameinfo API

getnameinfo API

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Has anyone used this call with VB6?

The gethostbyaddr call is returning names, but I just learned of getnameinfo and wonder if it returns the same names - but haven't been able to find a code sample for it.

RE: getnameinfo API

From the information I can find, it seems that GetNameInfo has superceeded GetHostByAddr (on systems running XP and above for native support).

In response to your original question, it looks like it depends exactly what you want the function to return (for example, GetNameInfo can't return the NetBios name should you be requiring that).

You've probably found these but here are two links detailing what the two functions can do (I've included the GetHostByAddr link as it references GetNameInfo in the remarks and intorduction).

GetNameInfo

GetHostByAddr

Hope this helps

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RE: getnameinfo API

I think I'd be tempted to go with DNSQuery ...

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