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RE: LibCurl fails to resolve host on VxWorks platform

From: Patrick Monnerat <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 15:49:23 +0200

I don't know the platform, but Google(VxWorks gethostbyname) found page
that contains
#ifndef VXWORKS
      if ((addr = gethostbyname(host)) == NULL)
        err("bad hostname");
      sinhim.sin_family = addr->h_addrtype;
      bcopy(addr->h_addr, (char *) &addr_tmp, addr->h_length);
if ((addr = hostGetByName(host)) == ERROR)
      err("bad hostname");
      sinhim.sin_family = AF_INET;
      addr_tmp = addr;

'hope that helps


[] On Behalf Of Sapana Hanchate
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 15:15
Subject: LibCurl fails to resolve host on VxWorks platform

Hi All
File "Hostip4.c" of LibCurl uses "getHostByName()" function to get IP
addr of host given its name.
But this function is not defined for platform VxWorks.
So Libcurl fails to resolve the host and thus can not process the
request further.
Is there any workaround for this issue?

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