Hi all,
Here is a code to get IP address from host name(pls add a textbox and a command control before run it), But if the host is in Hosts file it will only return the IP in Hosts file(C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts),

For Example, we test to get IP from www.mysql.com:
1. if there is no item "192.168.0.1 www.mysql.com" in Hosts file, it will retun 4 IP address:
213.136.52.29
213.136.52.82
213.115.162.29
213.115.162.82

2. if there is a item "192.168.0.1 www.mysql.com" in Hosts file, it will only retun the IP address in Hosts like:
192.168.0.1

But In fact I want to get the 4 address even if it is hosts file,
So How can I get the correct IP address from host name if it is in Hosts file?
Is there anyone can help me? Thanks a lot!

Best Regards,
Robin



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Private Const WS_VERSION_REQD = &H101
Private Const WS_VERSION_MAJOR = WS_VERSION_REQD \ &H100 And &HFF&
Private Const WS_VERSION_MINOR = WS_VERSION_REQD And &HFF&
Private Const MIN_SOCKETS_REQD = 1
Private Const SOCKET_ERROR = -1
Private Const WSADescription_Len = 256
Private Const WSASYS_Status_Len = 128
Private Type HOSTENT
hName As Long
hAliases As Long
hAddrType As Integer
hLength As Integer
hAddrList As Long
End Type
Private Type WSADATA
wversion As Integer
wHighVersion As Integer
szDescription(0 To WSADescription_Len) As Byte
szSystemStatus(0 To WSASYS_Status_Len) As Byte
iMaxSockets As Integer
iMaxUdpDg As Integer
lpszVendorInfo As Long
End Type
Private Declare Function WSAGetLastError Lib "WSOCK32.DLL" () As Long
Private Declare Function WSAStartup Lib "WSOCK32.DLL" (ByVal _
wVersionRequired As Integer, lpWSAData As WSADATA) As Long
Private Declare Function WSACleanup Lib "WSOCK32.DLL" () As Long
Private Declare Function gethostname Lib "WSOCK32.DLL" (ByVal hostname$, ByVal HostLen As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function gethostbyname Lib "WSOCK32.DLL" (ByVal hostname$) As Long
Private Declare Sub RtlMoveMemory Lib "KERNEL32" (hpvDest As Any, ByVal hpvSource&, ByVal cbCopy&)
Function hibyte(ByVal wParam As Integer)
hibyte = wParam \ &H100 And &HFF&
End Function
Function lobyte(ByVal wParam As Integer)
lobyte = wParam And &HFF&
End Function
Sub SocketsInitialize()
Dim WSAD As WSADATA
Dim iReturn As Integer
Dim sLowByte As String, sHighByte As String, sMsg As String
iReturn = WSAStartup(WS_VERSION_REQD, WSAD)
If iReturn <> 0 Then
MsgBox "Winsock.dll is not responding."
End
End If
If lobyte(WSAD.wversion) < WS_VERSION_MAJOR Or (lobyte(WSAD.wversion) = _
WS_VERSION_MAJOR And hibyte(WSAD.wversion) < WS_VERSION_MINOR) Then
sHighByte = Trim$(Str$(hibyte(WSAD.wversion)))
sLowByte = Trim$(Str$(lobyte(WSAD.wversion)))
sMsg = "Windows Sockets version " & sLowByte & "." & sHighByte
sMsg = sMsg & " is not supported by winsock.dll "
MsgBox sMsg
End
End If
'iMaxSockets is not used in winsock 2. So the following check is only
'necessary for winsock 1. If winsock 2 is requested,
'the following check can be skipped.
If WSAD.iMaxSockets < MIN_SOCKETS_REQD Then
sMsg = "This application requires a minimum of "
sMsg = sMsg & Trim$(Str$(MIN_SOCKETS_REQD)) & " supported sockets."
MsgBox sMsg
End
End If
End Sub
Sub SocketsCleanup()
Dim lReturn As Long
lReturn = WSACleanup()
If lReturn <> 0 Then
MsgBox "Socket error " & Trim$(Str$(lReturn)) & " occurred in Cleanup "
End
End If
End Sub

Sub Form_Load()
SocketsInitialize
End Sub
Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
SocketsCleanup
End Sub
Private Sub Command1_click()
Dim hostname As String * 256
Dim hostent_addr As Long
Dim host As HOSTENT
Dim hostip_addr As Long
Dim temp_ip_address() As Byte
Dim i As Integer
Dim ip_address As String
hostname = Text1.Text & vbNullChar

hostent_addr = gethostbyname(hostname)
If hostent_addr = 0 Then
MsgBox "Winsock.dll is not responding."
Exit Sub
End If

RtlMoveMemory host, hostent_addr, LenB(host)
RtlMoveMemory hostip_addr, host.hAddrList, 4
'get all of the IP address if machine is multi-homed
Do
ReDim temp_ip_address(1 To host.hLength)
RtlMoveMemory temp_ip_address(1), hostip_addr, host.hLength
For i = 1 To host.hLength
ip_address = ip_address & temp_ip_address(i) & "."
Next
ip_address = Mid$(ip_address, 1, Len(ip_address) - 1)
MsgBox ip_address
ip_address = ""
host.hAddrList = host.hAddrList + LenB(host.hAddrList)
RtlMoveMemory hostip_addr, host.hAddrList, 4
Loop While (hostip_addr <> 0)

End Sub