[fpc-pascal] Resolving a local hostnames to an IP address

Ludo Brands ludo.brands at free.fr
Tue Apr 17 10:07:53 CEST 2012

> Bear in mind that files of that type are very much optional 
> on Windows, 
> a sop to those who demanded them in order to implement things 
> like innd 
> so they could claim it was as good as Unix. My experience is that the 
> nameserver addresses are available from the Windows registry if 
> configured statically, I suspect- but I've not checked and 
> aren't going 
> to- that that sort of thing will be copied into the registry if it 
> arrives using DHCP.

The synapse library has in synamisc.pas function GetDNS: string; which
returns all DNS servers known on the system (windows or unix).  It uses on
windows the GetNetworkParams api function from IPHlpAPI.lib and, if not
succesfull, tries the windows registry.


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