On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:38:46AM +0900, Franz Bettag wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 
> i have a big problem with ruby + inet_aton.
> Since IPAddr has the to_i function it can convert IPAddrs to integers 
> (inet_aton). But i didn't find any function that reverses this 
> (inet_ntoa).. And without such a function, i can't work =)
> 
> Any ideas?
> 

require "ipaddr"

IPAddr.new("192.168.42.21").to_i
=> 3232246293
IPAddr.new(3232246293, Socket::AF_INET).to_s
=> "192.168.42.21"

Same works for Socket::AF_INET6.

Additionally you can do:

IPAddr.new_ntoh([ 3232246293 ].pack("N"))
=> #<IPAddr: IPv4:192.168.42.21/255.255.255.255>

IPAddr::new_ntoh creates a new ipaddr containing the given network byte
ordered string form of an IP address.

-- 
:wq Claudio