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INET_PTON(3)								 1							      INET_PTON(3)

inet_pton - Converts a human readable IP address to its packed in_addr representation

SYNOPSIS
string inet_pton (string $address) DESCRIPTION
This function converts a human readable IPv4 or IPv6 address (if PHP was built with IPv6 support enabled) into an address family appropri- ate 32bit or 128bit binary structure. PARAMETERS
o $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(3) 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 plat- | | | forms. | | | | +--------+---------------------------------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ip2long(3), long2ip(3), inet_ntop(3). PHP Documentation Group INET_PTON(3)

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