Gethostbyaddr() Function In Python

Function Name:

gethostbyaddr

 

Function Signature:

gethostbyaddr(ip_address)

 

Function Overview:

Given an IP address the function socket.gethostbyaddr() returns a tuple containing

  • Host Name
  • Alias list for the IP address if any
  • IP address of the host

 

 Example:

import socket

 

ipAddress = "192.0.43.8"

hostName = socket.gethostbyaddr(ipAddress)

print("Host Name for the IP address {} is {}".format(ipAddress, hostName))

 

Output:

Host Name for the IP address 192.0.43.8 is ('43-8.any.icann.org', ['8.43.0.192.in-addr.arpa'], ['192.0.43.8'])

 


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