Class description Host name specifier for ICMP. The host slot holds the host name. New instances are created by calling <icmp>.
Notes This address specifier can be used with resolve-host to obtain a list of IP addresses associated with the host name, and attempts a connection to each one in turn until one succeeds. Other network words do not accept this address specifier, and resolve-host must be called directly; it is then up to the application to pick the correct address from the (possibly several) addresses associated to the host name.