owen at delong.com
Fri Nov 19 10:58:45 CST 2010
On Nov 19, 2010, at 12:57 AM, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 07:00, <bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com> wrote:
>> problem is, its not alwas ggoig to be two bytes...
> It's always two bytes, but people may choose to omit them. That is a
> social, not a (purely) technical, syntax, though.
It is always two bytes. A byte is not always an octet. Some machines do
have byte sizes other than 8 bits, although few of them are likely to have
IPv6 stacks, so, this may be an academic distinction at this point.
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