Re: LinkLocal Address ( InetAddress.getByName throws UnknownHost Exception )

lewbloch <>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 06:33:39 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 17, 6:27 am, Lewis Bloch <> wrote:

On Jun 14, 11:15 pm, saggar <> wrote:


I used the following code to create a InetAddress from lilnklocal
address ( returned by getifaddrs function).
        InetAddress add =
     catch(UnknownHostException uhe){
        System.out.println("Caught unknownhost exception ");
        System.out.println("Message: "+uhe.getMessage());

But it fails with the following message. no scope_id found






What could be the possible reasons for it ? Is it specific to JDK
version ?

The error message is quite clear - the DNS does not recognize the host
name. What you passed to the call really doesn't look like a host
name, so that seems unsurprising.

Oops. I should follow my own advice and check Javadocs first. Sorry.

It doesn't look specific to the JDK - the error says that the scope ID
was not found. The scope ID is "eth0", which implies that that
interface was not available on the target system at run time.


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