# Loopback Address

A loopback address is a reserved IP address that sends outgoing signals back to the same computer for testing.

# IPv4

127.0.0.1 though it is often represented as localhost.

# IPv6

0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001 and its permutations.

# Regex

A good regex to filter those loopback addresses out:

  ^localhost$|^127(?:\.[0-9]+){0,2}\.[0-9]+$|^(?:0*\:)*?:?0*1$

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Last Modified: 1/5/2021, 2:07:29 PM