ip address validation in python using regex

In the following ip address validation i want to see if it a valid ip address or not how can i do this using the below re

>>> ip="241.1.1.112343434" 
>>> aa=re.match(r"\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}[^0-9]",ip)
>>> aa.group()
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group'

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Why not use a library function to validate the ip address?

>>> ip="241.1.1.112343434" 
>>> socket.inet_aton(ip)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
socket.error: illegal IP address string passed to inet_aton

Solution 2

Use anchors instead:

aa=re.match(r"^\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}$",ip)

These make sure that the start and end of the string are matched at the start and end of the regex. (well, technically, you don’t need the starting ^ anchor because it’s implicit in the .match() method).

Then, check if the regex did in fact match before trying to access its results:

if aa:
    ip = aa.group()

Of course, this is not a good approach for validating IP addresses (check out gnibbler’s answer for a proper method). However, regexes can be useful for detecting IP addresses in a larger string:

ip_candidates = re.findall(r"\b\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\b", ip)

Here, the \b word boundary anchors make sure that the digits don’t exceed 3 for each segment.

Solution 3

\d{1,3} will match numbers like 00 or 333 as well which wouldn’t be a valid ID.

This is an excellent answer from smink, citing:

ValidIpAddressRegex = "^(([0-9]|[1-9][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|2[0-4][0-9]|25[0-5])\.){3}([0-9]|[1-9][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|2[0-4][0-9]|25[0-5])$";

Solution 4

try:
    parts = ip.split('.')
    return len(parts) == 4 and all(0 <= int(part) < 256 for part in parts)
except ValueError:
    return False # one of the 'parts' not convertible to integer
except (AttributeError, TypeError):
    return False # `ip` isn't even a string

Solution 5

The following will check whether an IP is valid or not: If the IP is within 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255, then the output will be true, otherwise it will be false:

[0<=int(x)<256 for x in re.split('\.',re.match(r'^\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+$',your_ip).group(0))].count(True)==4

Example:

your_ip = "10.10.10.10"
[0<=int(x)<256 for x in re.split('\.',re.match(r'^\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+$',your_ip).group(0))].count(True)==4

Output:

>>> your_ip = "10.10.10.10"
>>> [0<=int(x)<256 for x in re.split('\.',re.match(r'^\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+$',your_ip).group(0))].count(True)==4
True
>>> your_ip = "10.10.10.256"
>>> [0<=int(x)<256 for x in re.split('\.',re.match(r'^\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+$',your_ip).group(0))].count(True)==4
False
>>>

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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