Q: What form does an acceptable IP address or range come in?
A: IP addresses always include 4 groups of numbers called octets, separated by a period ( . ). Each group may include up to 3 digits, and can range from 0 to 255. For example, 22.214.171.124. The placement of the period is important to the integrity of the IP address.
Use a hyphen ( – ) to indicate ranges.
- Example: 126.96.36.199-6.
To indicate that you are using all available numbers for a particular group, you may use an asterisk ( * )
- Example: 192.192.192.* is equivalent to 188.8.131.52-255.
If you use an asterisk in the third octet, you must use an asterisk in the fourth octet as well:
- 192.192.*.* (valid)
- 192.192.*.4 (not valid).
Our system does not accept ranges in more than one octet.
- Example: 192.192.1-2.94-108 (not valid)
- Instead, in this case, you should submit two ranges: