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6.20 Sockets.SocketAddress

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.