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Net::Domain - Attempt to evaluate the current host's internet name and domain


use Net::Domain qw(hostname hostfqdn hostdomain domainname);


Using various methods attempt to find the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the current host. From this determine the host-name and the host-domain.

Each of the functions will return undef if the FQDN cannot be determined.

hostfqdn ()

Identify and return the FQDN of the current host.

domainname ()

An alias for hostfqdn ().

hostname ()

Returns the smallest part of the FQDN which can be used to identify the host.

hostdomain ()

Returns the remainder of the FQDN after the hostname has been removed.


Graham Barr <>. Adapted from Sys::Hostname by David Sundstrom <>


Copyright (c) 1995-1998 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.