IPv4 address length technical design
bygg at cafax.se
Thu Oct 4 09:57:34 UTC 2012
Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> And the -10s and -20s were the major reason RFCs refer to octets
> rather than bytes, as they had a rather slippery notion of "byte"
> (anywhere from 6 to 9 bits, often multiple sizes used *in the
> same program*).
Not quite correct. Anywhere from 1 to 36 bits, and not spanning
a 36-bit word boundary. Essentialy what is now known as a bit field.
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