IPSocket is the super class of TCPSocket and UDPSocket.

Class Methods

Lookups the IP address of host.

require 'socket'

IPSocket.getaddress("localhost")     #=> "127.0.0.1"
IPSocket.getaddress("ip6-localhost") #=> "::1"
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Instance Methods

Returns the local address as an array which contains address_family, port, hostname and numeric_address.

If reverse_lookup is true or :hostname, hostname is obtained from numeric_address using reverse lookup. Or if it is false, or :numeric, hostname is the same as numeric_address. Or if it is nil or omitted, obeys to ipsocket.do_not_reverse_lookup. See Socket.getaddrinfo also.

TCPSocket.open("www.ruby-lang.org", 80) {|sock|
  p sock.addr #=> ["AF_INET", 49429, "hal", "192.168.0.128"]
  p sock.addr(true)  #=> ["AF_INET", 49429, "hal", "192.168.0.128"]
  p sock.addr(false) #=> ["AF_INET", 49429, "192.168.0.128", "192.168.0.128"]
  p sock.addr(:hostname)  #=> ["AF_INET", 49429, "hal", "192.168.0.128"]
  p sock.addr(:numeric)   #=> ["AF_INET", 49429, "192.168.0.128", "192.168.0.128"]
}

Return a string describing this IPSocket object.

Returns the remote address as an array which contains address_family, port, hostname and numeric_address. It is defined for connection oriented socket such as TCPSocket.

If reverse_lookup is true or :hostname, hostname is obtained from numeric_address using reverse lookup. Or if it is false, or :numeric, hostname is the same as numeric_address. Or if it is nil or omitted, obeys to ipsocket.do_not_reverse_lookup. See Socket.getaddrinfo also.

TCPSocket.open("www.ruby-lang.org", 80) {|sock|
  p sock.peeraddr #=> ["AF_INET", 80, "carbon.ruby-lang.org", "221.186.184.68"]
  p sock.peeraddr(true)  #=> ["AF_INET", 80, "carbon.ruby-lang.org", "221.186.184.68"]
  p sock.peeraddr(false) #=> ["AF_INET", 80, "221.186.184.68", "221.186.184.68"]
  p sock.peeraddr(:hostname) #=> ["AF_INET", 80, "carbon.ruby-lang.org", "221.186.184.68"]
  p sock.peeraddr(:numeric)  #=> ["AF_INET", 80, "221.186.184.68", "221.186.184.68"]
}

Receives a message and return the message as a string and an address which the message come from.

maxlen is the maximum number of bytes to receive.

flags should be a bitwise OR of Socket::MSG_* constants.

ipaddr is the same as IPSocket#{peeraddr,addr}.

u1 = UDPSocket.new
u1.bind("127.0.0.1", 4913)
u2 = UDPSocket.new
u2.send "uuuu", 0, "127.0.0.1", 4913
p u1.recvfrom(10) #=> ["uuuu", ["AF_INET", 33230, "localhost", "127.0.0.1"]]