pankmish pankmish - 7 days ago 6
Python Question

How to expand ipv6 address using python?

I want to convert shorthand notation of ipv6 address to longhand notation of ipv6 addressing format; I know we can perform various operations on ip addresses using

ipaddress
library. For example I want to convert
::abc:7:def
to
0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0abc:0007:0def
.

Answer

You're looking for the exploded property of the IPv6Address object. You get this through calling ipaddress.ip_address:

> import ipaddress
> addr = ipaddress.ip_address('::abc:7:def')
> print(addr.exploded)
0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0abc:0007:0def
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