Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming

Cutler James R james.cutler at
Fri Nov 19 12:36:42 CST 2010

I have a quibble with this discussion.  When I defined a "byte" as "a mouthful of bits" to my boss back in 1977, he nearly fired me on the spot. He did not care about PDP-10 , much less PDP-11, data constructs.

By now, octet has become essentially synonymous with byte and nibble with 4-bits.  Could we just refer to "n octets"?


For Reference Only:
On Nov 19, 2010, at 11:06 AM, Richard Hartmann wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 14:14, Scott Morris <swm at> wrote:
>> If 8 bits is a byte, then 16 bits should be a mouthful.
> When does it become a meal and, more importantly, do you want to
> supper (sic) size?
> RIchard

James R. Cutler
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