Python Inet_ntoa Function

Function Name:

inet_ntoa(ip_address)

 

Parameters:

ip_address – The address in 32-bit packed format which is to be converted

 

Return Value:

Returns the IP address in dotted quad-string format.

 

Function Overview:

Converts an IP address, which is in 32-bit packed format to the popular human readable dotted-quad string format.

Example:

 

import socket

import struct

 

IPLong  = 168496141

IP32Bit = struct.pack('!I', IPLong)

IPQuad  = socket.inet_ntoa(IP32Bit) 

print(IPQuad)

 

The Python example above first converts an IP address in decimal format to 32 bit packed address.

Using the function inet_ntoa it converts the 32 bit packed address into the dotted-quad string format.

Output:

10.11.12.13

 


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