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gethostbynamelRetourne la liste d'IPv4 correspondante à un hôte


array gethostbynamel ( string $hostname )

Retourne la liste d'IPv4 correspondant à l'hôte hostname.

Liste de paramètres


Le nom de l'hôte.

Valeurs de retour

Retourne un tableau d'adresses IPv4, ou FALSE si hostname n'a pu être résolu.


Exemple #1 Exemple avec gethostbynamel()


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Voir aussi

  • gethostbyname() - Retourne l'adresse IPv4 correspondant à un hôte
  • gethostbyaddr() - Retourne le nom d'hôte correspondant à une IP
  • checkdnsrr() - Résolution DNS d'une adresse IP
  • getmxrr() - Retourne les enregistrements MX d'un hôte
  • La page du manuel named(8)

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

Skyld at o2 dot co dot uk
11 years ago
Obviously, in some cases, not all IPs are likely to be useful while checking a hostname. Sometimes also, not all IPs will work. This code will check for the first WORKING IP from the list. Or at least it should - I haven't had time to test it yet.
Needs domain parameter, and port and max IPs to check are optional.
If port is not set, it will check HTTP port 80, and if max IPs to check is not set, it will only check the first 10 IPs from the list.
Hope it helps someone.

function checkhostlist($domain, $port = 80, $maxipstocheck = 10) {
$hosts = gethostbynamel($domain);
    for (
$chk=0;$chk<$maxipstocheck;$chk++) {
      if (isset(
$hosts[$chk])) {
$th = fsockopen($domain, $port);
        if (
$th) {
webdev at concraption dot com
10 years ago
In PHP 5.0.4, gethostbynamel returns an empty string instead of false if the lookup fails. A simple workaround for this error is to use is_array() in an IF block:

$hosts = gethostbynamel($hostname);
if (is_array($hosts)) {
     echo "Host ".$hostname." resolves to:<br><br>";
     foreach ($hosts as $ip) {
          echo "IP: ".$ip."<br>";
} else {
     echo "Host ".$hostname." is not tied to any IP.";
info at
9 years ago
The solution is simpel. Just add a . (point) to the end of the URL for correct name resolving.

Without this point PHP thinks it's a subdomain of your local domain and so returns the "local-IP".
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