non operational question related to IP

Greg Whynott Greg.Whynott at oicr.on.ca
Mon Nov 22 14:00:44 CST 2010


thanks guys.  I should of paid more attention in school.

interesting cisco understands what we meant.  8)


-g


On Nov 22, 2010, at 2:56 PM, Matlock, Kenneth L wrote:

> 'Octal' (Base-8) :)
>
> The leading '0' is telling the box to interpret it as octal instead of
> decimal or hex.
>
> Ken Matlock
> Network Analyst
> Exempla Healthcare
> (303) 467-4671
> matlockk at exempla.org
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Whynott [mailto:Greg.Whynott at oicr.on.ca]
> Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 12:53 PM
> To: nanog list
> Subject: non operational question related to IP
>
>
> i was pinging a host from a windows machine and made a typo which seemed
> harmless.  the end result was it interpreted my input differently than
> what I had intended.   thinking this was a m$ issue I quickly took the
> opportunity to poke fun at windows as the senior m$ admin was near by.
>
> "look at how brain dead this os is,  it can't even do simple math!"
>
> He is now looking at my screen scratching his head.....
>
> "watch,  i'll open a shell on os x and show you how it can add 0 +10"
>
> I open a shell on os x,  same behavior as windows.
>
> " ok so apple is brain dead too,  watch,  it'll work on linux!"
>
> same deal...
>
>
> long story short,  it does work as expected on all our hardware routing
> gear.    still not sure what is happening here...
>
>
> osx-gwhynott:~ gwhynott$ ping 10.010.10.1
> PING 10.010.10.1 (10.8.10.1): 56 data bytes
>
>
> gwhynott at ops:~$ ping 10.010.10.1
> PING 10.010.10.1 (10.8.10.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
>
>
> CORE1>ping 10.010.10.1
> Type escape sequence to abort.
> Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.10.10.1, timeout is 2 seconds:
> !!!!!
>
>
> anyone happen to know how the OS's are interpreting the 010?   doesn't
> appear work out in base[2-10] (1010,101,22,20,14,13,12,11,10,A)
>
>
> thanks!
>
> greg
>
>
>
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