gethostbyaddr — Gets the human-readable name for an
string IP_address: IP
address of the Internet host
Internet hostname; IP_address argument on error
gethostbyaddr() performs a DNS lookup of an
Internet IP address and returns the corresponding domain
name. If no name exists, the function returns the IP_address argument.
PHP Version: 3+, 4+
Example 834. Find the
hostname for an IP address
$ip = '126.96.36.199';
$host = gethostbyaddr ($ip);
if ($ip != $host)
echo "The hostname for <i>$ip</i> is <i>$host</i>.";
echo "I could not successfully look up <i>$ip</i>.";
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