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(This function is part of SDL_net, a separate library from SDL.)


Resolve a host name and port to an IP address in network form.


int SDLNet_ResolveHost(IPaddress *address, const char *host, Uint16 port);

Function Parameters

address to be filled in with the resolved address and port.
host the hostname to lookup (like "")
port the port intended to be connected to, to fill into address.

Return Value

Returns zero on success, -1 on error.


If host is NULL, the resolved host will be set to INADDR_ANY.

If the host couldn't be resolved, the host portion of the returned address will be INADDR_NONE, and the function will return -1.


This function is available since SDL_net 2.0.0.


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