Resolving Hostname Using getaddrinfo(...) :: Winsock
I am new to winsock program and has began study from Network Programming for Microsoft Windows, Second Edition by Anthony Jones and Jim Ohlund.
I am trying to get a code to basically resolve a hostname to its ip address. For example:
user input: www.microsoft.com
app output: 188.8.131.52
I am able to get the calculation above working using older winsock 1.1+ tool including the use of structure hostent, gethostbyname(), and inet_ntoa().
However, in their book, Jones and Ohlund recommend using the newer winsock tools including getaddrinfo() and getnameinfo(). I cannot figure out how to extract the corresponding IP address from a hostname. Here is the code:
int rc = 0;
addrinfo hints, *result = NULL;
memset(&hints, 0, sizeof(hints));
hints.ai_flags = AI_CANONNAME;
hints.ai_family = AF_UNSPEC;
hints.ai_socktype = SOCK_STREAM;
hints.ai_protocol = IPPROTO_TCP;
if (getaddrinfo(rHName, "21", &hints, &result) != 0)
// This is where I need help getting the IP address
m_sIP = (reinterpret_cast<sockaddr *>(result->ai_addr)->sa_data());// ->sa_data(); // inet_ntoa(*(reinterpret_cast<in_addr *>(host->h_addr)));
return = true;
In the code above, m_sIP is a character array. What do I have to cast result->ai_addr in order to access the IP address?