- Defined in namespace Sockets
- Superclass: Object
- Category: Sockets-Protocols
This class is the abstract class for machine addresses over a network.
It also fulfills the function of the C style functions gethostname(),
gethostbyname(), and gethostbyaddr(), resolves machine names into their
corresponding numeric addresses (via DNS, /etc/hosts, or other mechanisms)
and vice versa.