Gets the IP address of the host (may have to do a DNS lookup)


In Julia, there is no built-in getaddrinfo function. However, you can achieve similar functionality using the getaddrinfo function from the Sockets package. Here are some examples of how to use it:

  1. Get the IP address of a host:

    using Sockets
    host = ""
    addrinfo = getaddrinfo(host)[1]
    ip =

    This example retrieves the IP address of the host by calling getaddrinfo and extracting the IP address from the resulting addrinfo object.

  2. Handle host lookup errors:

    using Sockets
    host = "nonexistenthost"
       addrinfo = getaddrinfo(host)[1]
       ip =
    catch e
       println("Error: Could not resolve host $host")

    In this example, if the host lookup fails, an error is caught and an appropriate error message is printed.

Please note that you need to have the Sockets package installed in your Julia environment in order to use the getaddrinfo function. You can install it by running ] add Sockets in the Julia REPL.

Remember to import the Sockets module before using the getaddrinfo function.

See Also

accept, bind, :@spawn, connect, fetch, getaddrinfo, gethostname, getipaddr, getsockname, init_worker, IPv4, IPv6, isready, issocket, kill, listen, recv, recvfrom, remotecall, remotecall_fetch, remotecall_wait, RemoteRef, send, setopt,

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