RTFM! Let that be a good lesson for me now :)
INET_ATON() and INET_NTOA() Brilliant!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Knipe" <savage@stripped>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 9:03 PM
Subject: IP Address Function?
> I need to make *allot* of queries from a application dealing with IP
> Addresses. At the moment, I'm storing IP addresses as a VARCHAR(16). I
> would *like* to store them as Integers by converting the IP to it's
> numerical equivalent. I believe this would also save a enormous amount of
> table space.
> The problem is, I *must* do the conversion as part of my SQL Query.
> Either during the SELECT/UPDATE/INSERT, or via a Procedure... And I must
> obviously also be able to convert the Integer back into a IP address
> during queries....
> Is this at all possible???
> It's all explained very nicely at
> http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/IP2Integer.jsp But how to do this as
> part of a query... *frown*
> Any help appreciated...
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