ansible.utils.multicast test – Test for a multicast IP address

Note

This test plugin is part of the ansible.utils collection (version 2.8.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.utils.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.utils.multicast.

New in ansible.utils 2.2.0

Synopsis

  • This plugin checks if the provided value is a valid multicast IP address

Keyword parameters

This describes keyword parameters of the test. These are the values key1=value1, key2=value2 and so on in the following examples: input is ansible.utils.multicast(key1=value1, key2=value2, ...) and input is not ansible.utils.multicast(key1=value1, key2=value2, ...).

Parameter

Comments

ip

string / required

A string that represents the value against which the test is going to be performed

For example: 224.0.0.1 or 127.0.0.1

Examples

- name: Check if 224.0.0.1 is a valid multicast IP address
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    data: "{{ '224.0.0.1' is ansible.utils.multicast }}"

# TASK [Check if 224.0.0.1 is a valid multicast IP address] **********************
# ok: [localhost] => {
#     "ansible_facts": {
#         "data": true
#     },
#     "changed": false
# }

- name: Check if ff02::1 is a valid multicast IP address
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    data: "{{ 'ff02::1' is ansible.utils.multicast }}"

# TASK [Check if ff02::1 is a valid multicast IP address] ***************************
# ok: [localhost] => {
#     "ansible_facts": {
#         "data": true
#     },
#     "changed": false
# }

- name: Check if 127.0.0.1 is not a valid multicast IP address
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    data: "{{ '127.0.0.1' is not ansible.utils.multicast }}"

# TASK [Check if 127.0.0.1 is not a valid multicast IP address] *********************
# ok: [localhost] => {
#     "ansible_facts": {
#         "data": true
#     },
#     "changed": false
# }

- name: Check if helloworld is not a valid multicast IP address
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    data: "{{ 'helloworld' is not ansible.utils.multicast }}"

# TASK [Check if helloworld is not a valid multicast IP address] ********************
# ok: [localhost] => {
#     "ansible_facts": {
#         "data": true
#     },
#     "changed": false
# }

Return Value

Key

Description

data

string

If jinja test satisfies plugin expression true

If jinja test does not satisfy plugin expression false

Returned: success

Authors

  • Priyam Sahoo (@priyamsahoo)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.