PHP | inet_ntop() Function

PHP inet_ntop() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP inet_ntop() Function.

The built-in PHP inet_ntop() function is used to convert a packed internet address into a human readable format.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string inet_ntop ( string $in_addr )

Parameter Details

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It contains a 32 bit IPv4, or 128 bit IPv6 internet address.

Return Value

This built-in function returns a string value on success, otherwise a failure message is returned.


Try out the following example below -

   $packed = chr(127) . chr(0) . chr(1) . chr(1);
   $expanded = inet_ntop($packed);
   echo $expanded;


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result below -

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP inet_pton() Function.

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