Match a host name against one more strings that may contain
object.MatchHost( HostName, HostMask,
- A string value which specifies the host name or IP address to
match against the host mask string.
- A string value which specifies one or more values to match
against the host name. The asterisk character can be used to match
any number of characters in the host name, and the question mark can
be used to match any single character. Multiple values may be
specified by separating them with a semicolon.
- An optional boolean value which determines if the host name or
IP address should be resolved when matching the host against the
mask string. If this parameter is True, two checks against the host
mask string will be performed; once for the host name specified and
once for its IP address. If this parameter is False, then the match
is made only against the host name string provided. If this argument
is omitted, the default value is True.
A value of True is returned if the host name or IP address matched
the host mask. Otherwise, a value of False is returned which
indicates that there was no match.
The MatchHost method provides a convenient way for an
application to determine if a given host name matches one or more
mask strings which may contain wildcard characters. For example, the
host name could be "www.microsoft.com" and the host mask
string could be "*.microsoft.com". In this example, the
function would return True, indicating the host name matched the
mask. However, if the mask string was "*.net" then the
function would return False, indicating that there was no match.
Multiple mask values can be combined by separating them with a
semicolon; for example, the mask "*.com;*.org" would match
any host name in either the .com or .org top-level domains.