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tcp/ip address v. DNS name

Dave Segal
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Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 20
I need to compare the Connection used by a DataSource against a set of DriverManager parameters to determine if they are "equivalent". I do this by comparing the hostname, datbasename, and port. My problem is that I am given the DriverManager parameter DNSname but when I retrieve the hostname from the DataSource Connection, I am given the TCP/IP address.

Can anybody tell me how to translate the DNSName into it's TCP/IP address so that I can compare on these properties?
Paul Misoni
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 02, 2001
Posts: 16
To resolve the IP address to then DNS name, ping with the -a argument.

example: ping -a 64.78.181.41

If it can resolve the address, it will return:

Pinging tut.ejip.net

Of course, this doesn't work well the other way, as multiple DNS names can point to the same IP address.

Hope this helps somewhat.
 
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