Global Search by IP Address

Global search treats each . (period) character as a space, so a global search for an IP address runs as a search for four separate keywords, rather than as a search for one keyword. This type of search may return multiple IP addresses that contain the same numbers in different orders, because keyword order is not relevant.

For example: searching for 111.222.333.444 could return an IP address such as 111.222.444.333 as well as the exact match of 111.222.333.444.

By default, global search does keywords-starts-with matching. You can enclose any individual keyword in quotation marks to turn off starts-with matching on that keyword, as described in Tips for Effective Global Searches. Global search does not support the enclosing of multiple separate keywords in quotations to express order.

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Tips for Effective Global Searches
Global Search by Email Address
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