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simple way to check input format

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is there a simple way to check input format... im using wxpython and collecting data in wxTextctrl... meaning I have to have people input an ip address... I 'm wondering if I can check that it is  at least in the correct  format
ie xxx.xx.xx.xxx ....
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speak2ab earned 500 total points
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A similar question has been discussed on this forum:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/319279/how-to-validate-ip-address-in-python

The info there should put you on the right track.

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I absolutely agree with speak2ab (he should get the points). The reason is that the socket is the standard module. It it implemented in binary (you will hardly reach that efficiency in Python), it is ready to be used, it is based on the related RFC's (i.e. standards), it may check the IP the way that you even do not know that it should be checked so (you can check easily in Python that they are 4 integer of a limited range separated by dots, but it may not be enough), it supports IPv6 that may be important for you after a while.  And it is likely that you may need its other functionality anyway.
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thanks
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