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How to get IP address in Python

The socket module in Python provides access to the BSD socket interface. The socket.gethostbyname(hostname) translate a host name to IPv4 address format. The IPv4 address is returned as a string, such as '192.168.0.1'. If the host name is an IPv4 address itself it is returned unchanged. But, the method gethostbyname() does not support IPv6 name resolution, and getaddrinfo() should be used instead for IPv4/v6 dual stack support.

The gethostname() return a string containing the hostname of the machine where the Python interpreter is currently executing.

Translate a host name to IPv4 address format

Version 4 of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) defines an IP address as a 32-bit number . The socket.gethostbyname() method translate a host name to IPv4 address format.

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