(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7)
inet_pton — Converts a human readable IP address to its packed in_addr representation
$address) : string
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.
Returns the in_addr representation of the given
FALSE if a syntactically invalid
address is given (for example, an IPv4 address
without dots or an IPv6 address without colons).
Example #1 inet_pton() Example
$in_addr = inet_pton('127.0.0.1');
$in6_addr = inet_pton('::1');
|5.3.0||This function is now available on Windows platforms.|