Convert IP Address to Integer

By Peter Bromberg

Often when working with GEOIP databases it is necessary to convert an IP adress in the standard dotted quad format to an integer.

using System;
using System.Net;

class App
    static long ToInt(string addr)
         // careful of sign extension: convert to uint first;
        // unsigned NetworkToHostOrder ought to be provided.
        return (long) (uint) IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(
             (int) IPAddress.Parse(addr).Address);

    static string ToAddr(long address)
         return IPAddress.Parse(address.ToString()).ToString();
         // This also works:
        // return new IPAddress((uint) IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder(
        //    (int) address)).ToString();

    static void Main()

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