is inet:gethostbyname( IP ) correct?
Tue Oct 13 20:15:55 CEST 2009
recently, a bug in my code caused us to pass a string
representing a floating point number to inet:gethostbyname().
i would have expected it to return an error, but instead it
returned an ip address, but one that made no sense to me:
1> inet:gethostbyname( '12.27' ).
so my question is, is this behavior correct, and if so, what
exactly does it mean that a lookup of '12.27' maps to '220.127.116.11'?
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