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Check IP format with Regular Expressions in JavaScript

Here's a quick JavaScript function to check that a user has entered a valid IP address. Don't ask me why, but there may be times when you need a user to input an IP address, rather than just grab theirs. And it's always easier to check first on the client side with JavaScript than having to do all the validation on the post back to the server with PHP!

var filter = /^([1-9][0-9]{0,2})+\.([1-9][0-9]{0,2})+\.([1-9][0-9]{0,2})+\.([1-9][0-9]{0,2})+$/;
	 if (!filter.test(f.ip.value)) {
		alert('Please enter a valid IP');
		return false


  1. This does not work. It vill not accept anything with a zero in it, e.g.

  2. Hey Man,

    I think this is probably the filter you really want:

    var filter = /^(([1-9][0-9]{0,2})|0)\.(([1-9][0-9]{0,2})|0)\.(([1-9][0-9]{0,2})|0)\.(([1-9][0-9]{0,2})|0)$/;

    It allows the entry to be a single '0' which is valid. And gets rid of those +'s which allow an unlimited number of those number matches to be made.

  3. Both code does not work.It will accept 999.999.999.999 as ip address

  4. That's because that's not a valid IP address

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