Per Jessen wrote:

> AFAICT, gethostbyname() only works for ipv4 addresses, so that one is
> out - dns_get_record seems to be really for dns only, i.e. it does not
> look at /etc/hosts.  Is there a hph function that essentially just
> calls getaddrinfo() ?

Wow, lots of answers to that one. 

Let me rephrase it then - what is the PHP interface to the system
resolver when support for IPv6 is required?  
Again, gethostbyname() only works for IPv4 and dns_get_record is not a
resolver interface, but a DNS interface. (AFAICT). 

Per Jessen, Zürich (14.9°C)

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