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Retrieving the Transport Address for IPX and IP

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Wolfgang Schreiber
Novell, Inc.

01 Feb 2002


To retrieve the protocol-specific transport address, you can send a request to the transport layer. Since the MAC address usually matches the transport address on IPX, you can use the same sequence as the one to identify the MAC address:

NWSipxOpenSocket() NWSipxGetInternetAddress()

To retrieve the transport address from IP, you can call the sequence

WSAStartup() GetHostName() GetHostByName() WSACleanup()

In an transport-independent approach, you could request your transport address from the server/NDS with the sequence:

NWCCGetConnInfo(connHandle, NWCC_INFO_CONN_NUMBER, .., connNum) NWGetInetAddr(connHandle, connNum, ..)

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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