Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Mon Mar 23 06:59:50 CDT 2009
Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> writes:
>> Autonomous systems will be assigned 16-bit identification
>> numbers (in much the same ways as network and protocol numbers
>> are now assigned), and every EGP message header contains one word
>> for this number.
> Was that a 36-bit word?
16-bit "word" in the sense of a PDP-11 or DG Nova, not 36-bit "word"
in the sense of a Univac-1100 or DECSYSTEM-20. Be glad that it wasn't
a 12-bit "word" in the sense of a PDP-8.
(page 33, same RFC)
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