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Using Perl Net::IP to Manipulate IPv4 Addresses

In a previous post, I demonstrated a Korn shell script which determined the subnet mask for a range of IPv4 addresses. Perl has a module called Net::IP which provides a number of functions which can be used to manipulate IPv4 (and also IPv6) addresses to provide the same information and a lot more besides. For example, the following code outputs a lot of information about a classless prefix: use Net::IP; my $ip = new Net::IP (‘’) or die (Net::IP::Error()); print ("IP : ".$ip->ip()."n"); print ("Sho : ".$ip->short()."n"); print ("Bin : ".$ip->binip()."n"); print ("Int : ".$ip->intip()."n"); print ("Mask: ".$ip->mask()."n"); print ("Last:

Calculating Prime Numbers using Perl

Definition of a prime number: A prime number is defined by any number that is only dividable by 1 or itself. Except for 2 which is a prime, a prime number is always odd (2n+1) Here is a Perl script which outputs all the prime numbers between 0 and 10000: #!/usr/bin/perl my $UPPER = 10000; my $sieve = “”; print “2n”; for (my $guess = 3; $guess < = $UPPER; $guess+=2) { next if vec($sieve,$guess,1); print "$guessn"; for (my $mults = $guess * $guess; $mults