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Program: How to validate IP address using regular expression?


Below example gives sample code for validation IP address using regular expression.

package com.java2novice.regex;

import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;

public class MyIpMatch {

	public static boolean isValidIP(String ipAddr){
		Pattern ptn = Pattern.compile("^(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})$");
		Matcher mtch = ptn.matcher(ipAddr);
		return mtch.find();

	public static void main(String a[]){
		System.out.println(" is valid? "+MyIpMatch.isValidIP(""));
		System.out.println("10.2a.56.32 is valid? "+MyIpMatch.isValidIP("10.2a.56.32"));
		System.out.println("10.23.45 is valid? "+MyIpMatch.isValidIP("10.23.45"));

Output: is valid? true
10.2a.56.32 is valid? false
10.23.45 is valid? false
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