hostNameToAddress not working???

Dave dave at looktowindward.com
Fri Feb 15 13:51:32 EST 2008


It's ok, you just need to append ".local" to the return value of "the  
hostName".

All the Best
Dave

On 15 Feb 2008, at 18:36, Alex Tweedly wrote:

> Dave wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I have the following function:
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> -- 
>> --  Get the LAN IP Address of this Machine
>> -- 
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> function IPMGetHostIPAddressLAN
>>   local myHostIPAddress
>>
>>   put hostNameToAddress(the hostName) into myHostIPAddress
>>   return myHostIPAddress
>> end IPMGetHostIPAddressLAN
>>
>>
>> This used to work fine and return the local LAN address of the  
>> machine the Script is running on, I just tried it and now it just  
>> returns empty.
>>
>> I originally cribbed this from Richmond's "Get IP Address" stack.  
>> I download this again from rev online and it too fails. From this  
>> stack:
>>
>> on mouseUp
>>   put "Public IP =" && url "http://xtalk.memebot.com/cgi-bin/ 
>> ip.cgi" into line 1 of fld "F1"
>>   put "Local IP =" && hostnametoaddress ("localhost") into line 2  
>> of fld "F1"
>>   put "LAN IP =" && hostnametoaddress(the hostname)  into line 3  
>> of fld "F1"
>> end mouseUp
>>
>> When I run this I get "empty" as the LAN Address. The other two IP  
>> address fields are filled in ok.
>>
>> Could anyone shed any light on why this has stopped working and  
>> how I can obtain the LAN IP address?
>>
> Which machine ? OS ? Rev version ?
>
> It would be interesting to see the output from
>   put the hostname  && ":" && hostnametoaddress(the hostname)
>
> to see whether the hostname has been set properly (and then to see  
> whether the host name to address mapping is OK).
>
> if you're on a Mac, try opening a terminal window, and look at the  
> output from
>    echo $HOSTNAME
> if you're on a PC, ummmm .... I forget :-) - but look at what the  
> system thinks the hostname is.
>
> -- 
>
> Alex Tweedly      mailto:alex at tweedly.net      www.tweedly.net
>
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