Powershell code to get IP address from a URL

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  • #61234


    Hello All,

    My objective is to run a script of a bunch of URL's to get the IP address to export to a spreadsheet. I am new to powershell. If I hardcode the powershell below it works fine:

    $Addresses = [System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses("$url")[0].IPAddressToString
    write-host $Addresses

    However, when I try to call the code from a foreach loop

    $testcsv= Get-Content c:\scripts\URLS2.txt

    foreach($url in $testcsv)


    $Addresses = [System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses("$url")[0].IPAddressToString
    write-host $Addresses


    It throws an error as follows:

    Exception calling "GetHostAddresses" with "1" argument(s): "No such host is known"
    At line:8 char:1
    + $Addresses = [System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses("$url")[0].IPAddressToString
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SocketException

    I'm sure the logic I am doing is wrong, any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • #61245

    Don Jones

    And what does that .TXT file look like?

    (also, please consider formatting your code – instructions are listed above the posting textbox)

  • #61249

    Don Jones

    So, "http://" is not a valid part of a host name. You didn't use that in your first example.

    • #61257


      Thanks works appreciate help!

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