PowerShell Function to Validate Both IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses

Last week, I wrote a blog article about the IP address type accelerator in PowerShell not being 100% accurate and I demonstrated using it for parameter validation. If you want to simply validate an IP Address and return a Boolean, that’s a little more complicated so I decided to write a function to perform that task along with providing detailed information about the IP address when an optional detailed parameter is specified:

The IpAddress parameter can accept one or more IP addresses. By default a Boolean is returned but specifying the detailed parameter returns more information if a valid IP address is specified. IP addresses are also accepted via pipeline input:

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The Test-MrIpAddress function shown in this blog article can be downloaded from my PowerShell repository on GitHub.

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