Getconninfo(): An alternative to Gethostbyname()

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Author Keith Sklower 
Last updated 1995-06-27
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This document proposes a uniform programmatic interface to the Internet name resolution system, in which differences between IPv4, IPv6, IPX, and CLNP are irrelevant to the applications programmer. This work was originally motivated by the desire to minimize the impact on standard BSD utilities to support TUBA, but work equally well for IPv6.


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