packet.internet.ipv6addr (3) - Linux Manuals

packet.internet.ipv6addr: IPv6Addr module


packet.internet.ipv6addr - IPv6Addr module


Create an object to represent an IPv6 address. An IPv6 address is given either by a series of hexadecimal numbers or using the ":" notation. It provides a mechanism for comparing this object with a regular string. It also takes care of '::' notation and leading zeroes.


class IPv6Addr(__builtin__.str)

IPv6Addr address object

    from packet.internet.ipv6addr import IPv6Addr

    ip = IPv6Addr('fe80000000000000020c29fffe5409ef')

The following expressions are equivalent:
    ip == 0xFE80000000000000020C29FFFE5409EF
    ip == 0xfe80000000000000020c29fffe5409ef
    ip == '0xFE80000000000000020C29FFFE5409EF'
    ip == '0xfe80000000000000020c29fffe5409ef'
    ip == 'FE80000000000000020C29FFFE5409EF'
    ip == 'fe80000000000000020c29fffe5409ef'
    ip == 'FE80:0000:0000:0000:020C:29FF:FE54:09EF'
    ip == 'fe80:0000:0000:0000:020c:29ff:fe54:09ef'
    ip == 'FE80::020C:29FF:FE54:09EF'
    ip == 'fe80::020c:29ff:fe54:09ef'
    ip == 'FE80::20C:29FF:FE54:9EF'
    ip == 'fe80::20c:29ff:fe54:9ef'

Methods defined here:

__eq__(self, other)
Compare two IPv6 addresses and return True if both are equal.

__ne__(self, other)
Compare two IPv6 addresses and return False if both are equal.

Static methods defined here:

__new__(cls, ip)
Create new instance by converting input int/string into a persistent
representation of an IPv6 address.


No known bugs.


Jorge Mora (mora [at]