Checking for internet access
undo at cloud9.net
Mon Jan 14 01:42:01 CST 2002
Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> I thought I had a name :-(
> It may be relevant that I am behind a router which allocates me an IP
> address like 192.168.1.x by DHCP. The router uses NAT to translate the
> connections single IP address to different addresses on the network. I am
> assuming that if I had a direct connection, hostName() would give me an
> Thanks for trying - I hope someone can come up with an answer.
I didn't follow this but you can do a host name to address translation
with any host name:
if the result is empty then put it
else put the result
> > that probably means you have no "name".. obviously this works fine for me,
> > but that doesn't help you ;-) i'll keep looking into this for you, if
> > anyone else has any ideas please share..
> >> This doesn't work for me. After a long delay (long enough to think the
> >> computer has hung), it returns empty even though I am definitely connected
> >> at the moment. hostName() by itself is the same.
> >>> hostNameToAddress(hostname())
> >>> if it's empty, there's no internet connection..
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