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IP Addresses

Work with IP addresses (validate, get IP addresses, and so on).

Background Information

InterSystems IRIS always accepts IPv4 addresses and DNS forms of addressing (host names, with or without domain qualifiers). You can configure InterSystems IRIS to also accept IPv6 addresses; see “IPv6 Support” in the chapter “Configuring InterSystems IRIS” in the System Administration Guide.

Available Tools

Datatype class that validates IP addresses and ports in the format IP|Port. The IP address can either be an IPV4, IPV6, or DNS name.

Availability: All namespaces.

%Function class

Provides the IPAddresses() method, which returns the IP addresses for a given host.

Availability: All namespaces.

Provides an interface for Internet address manipulation. These interfaces support both IPV6 and IPV4 Internet addresses. Includes the following class methods:

  • BinaryAddrToText()

  • CheckAddressExist()

  • CheckSubnetMatch()

  • GetInterfacesInfo()

  • OSsupportsIPV6()

  • And others

Availability: All namespaces.


The special variable $SYSTEM is bound to the %SYSTEM package. This means that instead of ##class(%SYSTEM.class).method(), you can use $SYSTEM.class.method().