fully qualified hostname ?

Cameron Laird claird at starbase.neosoft.com
Thu Aug 26 21:46:50 CEST 1999

In article <199908261822.AA01099 at ch1d2833nwk>,
Ted Horst  <Ted.Horst at wdr.com> wrote:
>What is the best way to get the fully qualified hostname in python (ie  
>hostname.domainname) ?
>A portable solution would be ideal, but I would settle for Unix only.
There's a lot of ambiguity in the question of which
you're not aware.  A perfectly well-behaved network
host might have several fully-qualified hostnames,
or none.  One can even make a case that a single
host is best known by different names on different

So:  you're definitely entering the land of some-
what sloppy heuristics.  The first thought that
occurs to me is a reverse DNS lookup; is that ade-
quate to your situation?

Note, also, that many Python instances run on host-
nameless hosts.

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