Perl sethostent Function

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Description

This function should be called before the first call to gethostent. The STAYOPEN argument is optional and unused on most systems.

As gethostent() retriews the information for the next line in the host database, then sethostent sets (or resets) the enumeration to the beginning of the set of host entries.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

sethostent STAYOPEN

Return Value

This function does not return any value.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl

while( ($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $length, @addrs) = gethostent() ){
   print "Name  = $name\n";
   print "Aliases  = $aliases\n";
   print "Addr Type  = $addrtype\n";
   print "Length  = $length\n";
   print "Addrs  = @addrs\n";
}

sethostent(1);

while( ($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $length, @addrs) = gethostent() ){
   print "Name  = $name\n";
   print "Aliases  = $aliases\n";
   print "Addr Type  = $addrtype\n";
   print "Length  = $length\n";
   print "Addrs  = @addrs\n";
}

endhostent();  # Closes the database;

When above code is executed, it produced following result

Name  = ip-50-62-147-141.ip.secureserver.net
Aliases  = ip-50-62-147-141 localhost.secureserver.net localhost.localdomain localhost
Addr Type  = 2
Length  = 4
Addrs  = 
Name  = ip-50-62-147-141.ip.secureserver.net
Aliases  = ip-50-62-147-141 localhost.secureserver.net localhost.localdomain localhost
Addr Type  = 2
Length  = 4
Addrs  = 


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