non operational question related to IP

Michael Brown michael at
Mon Nov 22 14:09:29 CST 2010

On 11/22/2010 02:58 PM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> 010 is how C represents an octal number.  This one is known in decimal as 8.  
Obviously, what Greg meant to type was:
$ ping 012.0xA.10.1
PING 012.0xA.10.1 ( 56(84) bytes of data.


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