Python program to find the type of IP Address using Regex
Prerequisite: Python Regex
Given an IP address as input, write a Python program to find the type of IP address i.e. either IPv4 or IPv6. If the given is neither of them then print neither.
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What is an IP (Internet Protocol) Address?
Every computer connected to the Internet is identified by a unique four-part string, known as its Internet Protocol (IP) address. IPv4 and IPv6 are internet protocol version 4 and internet protocol version 6, IP version 6 is the new version of Internet Protocol, which is way better than IP version 4 in terms of complexity and efficiency.
- IPv4 was the primary version brought into action for production within the ARPANET in 1983. IP version four addresses are 32-bit integers which will be expressed in hexadecimal notation.
- IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the problem of IP v4 exhaustion. IP v6 is 128-bits address having an address space of 2128, which is way bigger than IPv4. In IPv6 we use Colon-Hexa representation. There are 8 groups and each group represents 2 Bytes.
Input: 192.0.2.126 Output: IPv4 Input: 3001:0da8:75a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334 Output: IPv6 Input: 36.12.08.20.52 Output: Neither
- Take the IP address as input.
- Now, check if this IP address resembles IPv4 type addresses using regex.
- If yes, then print “IPv4” else check if this IP address resembles IPv6 type addresses using regex.
- If yes, then print “IPv6”.
- If the address doesn’t resemble any of the above types then we will print “Neither”.
Below is the implementation of the above approach:
IPv4 IPv6 Neither