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How to get my machine or local host's Host name in Java?


Description:

Below example shows how to get localhost's host name. By using InetAddress class you can get host name of the current machine. InetAddress.getLocalHost() provides InetAddress object, and by calling getHostName() method on it, will provide you the host name.


Code:
package com.myjava.ip;

import java.net.InetAddress;
import java.net.UnknownHostException;

public class MyLocalHostName {
    public static void main(String a[]){
        try {
            InetAddress myHost = InetAddress.getLocalHost();
            System.out.println(myHost.getHostName());
        } catch (UnknownHostException ex) {
            ex.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}
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