Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Mon Nov 22 18:10:42 CST 2010


> From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com at nanog.org  Fri Nov 19 11:05:33 2010
> Subject: Re: Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming
> From: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:58:45 -0800
> To: Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist at gmail.com>
> Cc: bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com, nanog at nanog.org
>
>
> 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.

I suppose one could call the explicitly-present fields 'bi-bytes', and the 
compressed-out sequence the 'bye-bytes'.







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