# Simple python solution

• I split the ip address into groups split by ":" or "." (based on whether the latter is in the
string).
I then make sure I have the exact number of groups I need (4 for IPv4, 6 for IPv6), and then
test each group to make sure they have a valid format.

``````hexa_numbers = {'0', '1', '2', '3',
'4', '5', '6', '7',
'8', '9', 'A', 'B',
'C', 'D', 'E', 'F',
'a', 'b', 'c', 'd',
'e', 'f'}

class Solution(object):

def is_valid4(self, group):
if group.startswith('0') and len(group) > 1:
return False
if not group.isdigit():
return False
nb = int(group)
return nb >= 0 and nb <= 255

def is_valid6(self, group):
if len(group) > 4 or len(group) == 0:
return False
return all([g in hexa_numbers for g in group])

if ':' in IP:
groups = IP.split(':')
if len(groups) != 8:
return "Neither"
for group in groups:
if not self.is_valid6(group):
return "Neither"
return "IPv6"
else:
groups = IP.split('.')
if len(groups) != 4:
return "Neither"
for group in groups:
if not self.is_valid4(group):
return "Neither"
return "IPv4"
``````

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