Python program to validate an IP Address

Prerequisite: Python Regex

Given an IP address as input, write a Python program to check whether the given IP Address is Valid or not.

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. An IP address (version 4) consists of four numbers (each between 0 and 255) separated by periods. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four decimal numbers (called octets) separated by periods; each number can be written as 0 to 255 (E.g. – to


Output: Valid Ip address

Output: Valid Ip address

Input: 666.1.2.2
Output: Invalid Ip addess

In this program, we are using search() method of re module. : This method either returns None (if the pattern doesn’t match), or re.MatchObject that contains information about the matching part of the string. This method stops after the first match, so this is best suited for testing a regular expression more than extracting data.

Let’s see the Python program to validate an IP address :





# Python program to validate an Ip address
# re module provides support
# for regular expressions
import re
# Make a regular expression
# for validating an Ip-address
regex = '''^(25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[0-1]?[0-9][0-9]?)\.(
# Define a function for
# validate an Ip addess
def check(Ip): 
    # pass the regular expression
    # and the string in search() method
    if(, Ip)): 
        print("Valid Ip address"
        print("Invalid Ip address"
# Driver Code 
if __name__ == '__main__'
    # Enter the Ip address
    Ip = ""
    # calling run function 
    Ip = ""
    Ip = "366.1.2.2"



Valid Ip address
Valid Ip address
Invalid Ip address

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