How to Validate an IP Address in Python

In order to grow and run a successful business, it is important to thoroughly understand your client’s needs. One way to gain understanding is by researching client IP addresses for location information, while also identifying any potential malicious addresses. The following process will scan a single IP address against a database of known threat IPs, bots, and Tor exit nodes, as well as provide the physical location of the address.

To begin, you can install the SDK:

pip install cloudmersive-validate-api-client

Once this has been installed, you can call the function using the following code:

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_validate_api_client
from cloudmersive_validate_api_client.rest import ApiException
from pprint import pprint
# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.Configuration()
configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
# create an instance of the API class
api_instance = cloudmersive_validate_api_client.IPAddressApi(cloudmersive_validate_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
value = 'value_example' # str | IP address to process, e.g. \"55.55.55.55\". The input is a string so be sure to enclose it in double-quotes.
try:
# Get intelligence on an IP address
api_response = api_instance.i_p_address_ip_intelligence(value)
pprint(api_response)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling IPAddressApi->i_p_address_ip_intelligence: %s\n" % e)

And there you have it; through this quick and easy process, you will receive a wealth of information about the IP address that you can leverage to eliminate threats or supplement your marketing plans as needed.

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