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Converts a human readable IP address to its packed in_addr representation
Network Functions
PHP Manual

inet_pton

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)

inet_ptonConverts a human readable IP address to its packed in_addr representation

Description

string inet_pton ( string $address )

This function converts a human readable IPv4 or IPv6 address (if PHP was built with IPv6 support enabled) into an address family appropriate 32bit or 128bit binary structure.

Parameters

address

A human readable IPv4 or IPv6 address.

Return Values

Returns the in_addr representation of the given address, or FALSE if a syntactically invalid address is given (for example, an IPv4 address without dots or an IPv6 address without colons).

Examples

Example #1 inet_pton() Example

<?php
$in_addr 
inet_pton('127.0.0.1');
 
$in6_addr inet_pton('::1');
?>

Changelog

Version Description
5.3.0 This function is now available on Windows platforms.

See Also


Network Functions
PHP Manual