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Bug #13423 gethostbyname() returns hostname when ip address is part of hostname
Submitted: 2001-09-24 18:12 UTC Modified: 2002-06-15 09:24 UTC
From: gardner at armory dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Unknown/Other Function
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-09-24 18:12 UTC] gardner at armory dot com
When you pass a host name such as to gethostbyname() it returns the hostname, not the ip address.

Regular hostnames like work.


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 [2001-09-24 18:34 UTC]
actually, what is going on is that php's gethostbyname() simply returns the name when it can't be resolved. (that seems like rather silly behavior to me, and is probably worth changing.)
 [2002-06-15 09:24 UTC]
It might be silly behavior... but we can not change this now due to BC issues.

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