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gethostname4j

Simple JNA library to get the current machine's hostname from Java

I was frustrated to find that the common-ish Java idiom of InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName() was returning localhost in some cases that only seemed solved by tinkering with /etc/hosts. This library uses JNA to directly call the C library's gethostname method (or Kernel32Util.getComputerName() on Windows), and gives you back the hostname it got.

You can get it from maven central with a dependency like this...

    <dependency>
        <groupId>com.kstruct</groupId>
        <artifactId>gethostname4j</artifactId>
        <version>0.0.3</version>
    </dependency>

or

compile 'com.kstruct:gethostname4j:0.0.3'

in Gradle

...and then use it in your code to get the hostname with something like...

    import com.kstruct.gethostname4j.Hostname;
    
    ...
    
    String hostname = Hostname.getHostname();

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