(PHP 7 >= 7.3, PHP 8)

net_get_interfacesGet network interfaces


net_get_interfaces(): array|false

Returns an enumeration of network interfaces (adapters) on the local machine.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns an associative array where the key is the name of the interface and the value an associative array of interface attributes, or false on failure.

Each interface associative array contains:

Interface attributes
Name Description
description Optional string value for description of the interface. Windows only.
mac Optional string value for MAC address of the interface. Windows only.
mtu Integer value for Maximum transmission unit (MTU) of the interface. Windows only.
unicast Array of associative arrays, see Unicast attributes below.
up Boolean status (on/off) for interface.

Unicast attributes
Name Description
flags Integer value.
family Integer value.
address String value for address in either IPv4 or IPv6.
netmask String value for netmask in either IPv4 or IPv6.


Emits an E_WARNING on failure to get interface information.

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17 days ago
The 'unicast' might also contain the 'broadcast' attribute, which is not listed above. Tested on linux with PHP 8.
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