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How to search for a range of IP addresses (example: 10.10.10.32 through 10.10.10.96)?

Engager

Does anyone know the criteria to search for a range of IP address under the following conditions.

I want to narrow the results down to IP addresses that fall within 10.10.10.32 - 10.10.10.96 or say 10.10.10.1 - 10.10.10.128.

I've used the regex _ip="10.10.10.(3[0-9])" and got successful results for addresses in 10.10.10.30-39. But how can I do what I'm asking above.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Motivator

your query | rex field=_raw "10.10.10.(?\d{1,3})" | where range >=32 AND range<=96

for the IP range 10.10.10.32 - 10.10.10.96

your query | rex field=_raw "10.10.10.(?\d{1,3})" | where range >=1 AND range<=128

for the IP range 10.10.10.1 - 10.10.10.128

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Splunk Employee

@kmulcahy - Did any of the below answers help you out? If yes, please don't forget to click "Accept" below the best answer. If no, please leave a comment with some additional feedback. Thanks!

Motivator

If all you need is a range comparison on "10.10.10.xxx" what you could do is extract the range and compare on it as:

10.10.10.32 - 10.10.10.96

yourBaseQuery to give you ips
| rex "10\.10\.10\.(?<range>\d{1,3})"
| where range >=32 AND range<=96
| complete your Query

or similarly for 1-128

If you want more dynamic ips then that can be regexed too like below as long as you keep track of those range numbers

yourBaseQuery to give you ips
| rex "\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.(?<range>\d{1,3})"
| where range >=32 AND range<=96
| complete your Query

Path Finder

CIDR notation might be what you're looking for

 _ip=10.10.10.32/27 OR _ip=10.10.10.64/27 OR _ip=10.10.10.96

would give you a range of 10.10.10.32-10.10.10.96. Or you expand the regex to something like

regex _ip="10.10.10.(3[2-9]|[4-8][0-9]|9[0-6])"

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@LCM_BRogerson, @kmulcahy -

That regex would also match "10X10Q10!39". The periods need to be escaped, or they will match any character.

 | regex _ip="10\.10\.10\.(3[2-9]|[4-8][0-9]|9[0-6])"

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I downvoted this post because not properly explained

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Community Manager
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