pointers, hostent and gethostbyname

This is a discussion on pointers, hostent and gethostbyname within the Networking/Device Communication forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; ok, having (more and more and more) pointer troubler this time its trying to get my IP but i can't ...

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    pointers, hostent and gethostbyname

    ok, having (more and more and more) pointer troubler this time its trying to get my IP but i can't seem to get even 1 out of the hostent.

    i know that this returns one of multiple network adresses, but looping throught htem wron't be to hard once i manage to get 1 I suppose)

       char localName[256];
       LPHOSTENT localMachine;
       //geting host name for local 'puter
       gethostname(localName, sizeof(localName));
       //making a hostent with above name
       localMachine = gethostbyname(localName);
       //getting first adress 
       char * addrList = *(localMachine->h_addr_list[0]);
       //print IP (hopefuly)
       MessageBox(NULL,addrList,"your adress is...",MB_OK);
    i get a message box with garbage in it

    TIA peeps

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    printf("%s\n", inet_ntoa(*(struct in_addr *) h->h_addr_list[0]));

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