socket.gethostbyaddr( os.environ['REMOTE_ADDR'] error

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jan 10 02:29:28 EST 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Thomas Rachel
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> BTW: This behaviour might be useful with gethostbyaddr() as well - if the
> first one returned has gone away, you have the chance to reach the 2nd
> one...

In its directest sense, probably not. All you're getting is multiple
names for the same IP address. But if some of those names resolve to
multiple IP addresses, then it's entirely possible that what you say
is so.


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