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How do I determine if IP is in IP Range?

Posted on 2008-10-07
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I want to check to see if an IP is in  a supplied range of IP's. For example, is the IP 192.168.1.50 in the range of 192.168.1.25 - 192.168.1.68. How could i do that with VB.net?

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Question by:ronayers
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by:Stephen Manderson
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Hi There here is one way of doing it..
                   ' Start                   'Finish               'Check For
IsBetween("192.168.1.25 ", "192.168.1.68", "192.168.1.78") Returns False
IsBetween("192.168.1.25 ", "192.168.1.68", "192.168.1.50") Returns True

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Steve


    Public Function IsBetween(ByVal Start As String, ByVal Finish As String, ByVal CheckFor As String) As Boolean
 

        Dim StartRange As Long = CLng(Start.Replace(".", ""))

        Dim FinishRange As Long = CLng(Finish.Replace(".", ""))

        Dim CheckForIP As Long = CLng(CheckFor.Replace(".", ""))
 

        If StartRange >= CheckForIP Or CheckForIP <= FinishRange Then

            Return True

        Else

            Return False

        End If
 

    End Function

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Need to change the 'Or' in line 7 to 'And'
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by:troyw1
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The posted code will not work properly because 192.168.12.6 would be consider in-range when it is not. Try this code instead:

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=7288
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by:ronayers
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troyw1:

that will just tell me the subnet the IPs are own based off a range. That will not solve my problem. Any other ideas?

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I tried to find the example code I have used before, but I can't find it and I no longer access to the customer code that I wrote. It was a function that converted IP addresses to their correct integer value.

Here is another interesting approach that should work also; comparing each octet range, one at a time.
'Set the values to test

RangeMin = "192.168.10.1"

RangeMax = "192.168.10.50"

TestIP = "192.168.10.55"
 
 

'Split the above values into arrays

MinAry = Split(RangeMin, ".", -1, 1)

MaxAry = Split(RangeMax, ".", -1, 1)

IPAry = Split(TestIP, ".", -1, 1)
 
 

'Test the octets

error = ""

If IPAry(0) < MinAry(0) OR IPAry(0) > MaxAry(0) Then

error = "First octect out of range"

ElseIF IPAry(1) < MinAry(1) OR IPAry(1) > MaxAry(1) Then

error = "Second octect out of range"

ElseIF IPAry(2) < MinAry(2) OR IPAry(2) > MaxAry(2) Then

error = "Third octect out of range"

ElseIF IPAry(3) < MinAry(3) OR IPAry(3) > MaxAry(3) Then

error = "Fourth octect out of range"

End If
 

'Display the results

If error<>"" Then

MsgBox error, 16, "Processing Complete"

Else

MsgBox "The IP is within range", 1, "Processing Complete"

End If

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