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This module explains the use of the InetAddress class.

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Preface

This module is one in a collection of modules designed for teaching INEW 2338 Advanced Java (Web) at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. More specifically, it is one in a sub-collection of modules designed forteaching network programming in that course. The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the InetAddress class that can be used to deal with IP addresses and domain names .

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I recommend that you open another copy of this module in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the Figuresand Listings while you are reading about them.

Figures

  • Figure 1 . Program output.
  • Figure 2 . The list of Google IP addresses.
  • Figure 3 . The IP Address for my localhost.
  • Figure 4 . Name and IP address of my localhost.
  • Figure 5 . Canonical host name for Google.
  • Figure 6 . Google host name using reverse lookup.

Listings

  • Listing 1 . Beginning of the program.
  • Listing 2 . Display the Google InetAddress objects.
  • Listing 3 . Get InetAddress object for localhost.
  • Listing 4 . Extract name and IP address of my localhost.
  • Listing 5 . Get and display canonical host name for Google.
  • Listing 6 . Do a reverse lookup on Google.
  • Listing 7 . End of the program.
  • Listing 8 . Complete program listing.

General background information

Every computer attached to an IP network has a unique 32-bit or 128-bit IP address.

For human consumption, we usually convert each of the bytes in the IP address to an unsigned decimal value and display them connected by periods to make them easier toremember. As of this writing, the IP address of www.austincc.edu (the college where I teach) is 206.77.150.222.

The domain name

What do we mean when we speak of www.austincc.edu ?

Each IP address can have a corresponding name known as a domain name . The domain name for the IP address 206.77.150.222 is www.austincc.edu .

For example, I can enter either the IP address or the domain name into the address field of mybrowser and use it to connect to the ACC web site.

The Domain Name System (DNS)

The Domain Name System (DNS) was developed to translate between IP addresses and domain names. Whenever you log your browser onto the internet andattempt to connect to a server using its domain name , the browser first communicates with a DNS server to learn the corresponding numeric IPaddress. The numeric IP address is encapsulated into the data packets and used by the internet protocol to route those packets from the source to thedestination.

The InetAddress class

We will learn how to use methods of the Java InetAddress class to find the IP address corresponding to a domain name in this module.

We will learn how to find the canonical host name for a given domain name.

We will learn how to obtain information about the localhost .

We will learn how to do a reverse lookup to find the canonical host name associated with an IP address.

Questions & Answers

can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
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a perfect square v²+2v+_
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algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
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or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
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ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
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No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
Rachael Reply
yes
Asali
I'm not good at math so would you help me
Samantha
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
Asali
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
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. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
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Cied
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abeetha Reply
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Porter
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Porter
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Yasmin
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Cesar
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Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
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AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
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Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
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