PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7, PHP 8
inet_pton - Converts a human readable IP address to its packed in_addr representation
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inet_pton( string$ip ): string|false

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 ip, or false if a syntactically invalid ip is given (for example, an IPv4 address without dots or an IPv6 address without colons).

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