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gethostbynamel — Gets multiple IP addresses for an Internet host.


array gethostbynamel(hostname);
string hostname: Internet hostname


Array of IP addresses


gethostbynamel() performs a DNS lookup of an Internet hostname and returns a list of corresponding IP addresses. This is useful for Web sites that use "round-robin DNS" - a form of load-balancing whereby one domain name resolves to multiple IP addresses. If no IP address can be found for the specified hostname, the function returns an empty array.


PHP Version: 3+, 4+


Example 836. Find the IP addresses for a hostname

$host = '';
$ips = gethostbynamel ($host);

if (0 == count ($ips)) {
    echo "I could not successfully look up <i>$host</i>.";
} else {
    echo 'There are ', count ($ips), " IP address(es) for $host:<ol>";
    foreach ($ips as $ip)
        echo "<li>$ip</li>";
    echo "</ol>";

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