PYTHON inet_pton

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Python replacement for PHP's inet_pton [ edit | history ]
import socket
socket.inet_pton(socket.AF_INET, address) #IPv4
socket.inet_pton(socket.AF_INET6, address) #IPv6

PHP inet_pton

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(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)

inet_ptonConverts a human readable IP address to its packed in_addr representation


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.



A human readable IPv4 or IPv6 address.

Return Values

Returns the in_addr representation of the given address


Example #1 inet_pton() Example

$in6_addr inet_pton('::1');


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

See Also

  • ip2long() - Converts a string containing an (IPv4) Internet Protocol dotted address into a proper address
  • long2ip() - Converts an (IPv4) Internet network address into a string in Internet standard dotted format
  • inet_ntop() - Converts a packed internet address to a human readable representation