The ip_address, which needs to be converted from the dotted-quad, string format to 32 bit packed binary format.
As per IPv4, an IP Address is a 32-bit number. These IPv4 addresses are represented as four decimal numbers. Each number is separated by a dot and each number ranges from 0 to 255. The function inet_aton() converts an IPv4 address from the dotted-quad string format to 32-bit packed binary format. The binary format returned could be passed to any program that requires IP address as an object of C type struct in_addr.
IPQuad = "192.168.0.0"
IP32Bit = socket.inet_aton(IPQuad)