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SubjectRe: [RFC] /proc/fs/nfsd/exports
On Fri, 30 Oct 1998, Gerd Knorr wrote:
> In lists.linux.kernel you write:
> >> > Those values are NOT integers originally, they are octet arrays.
> >> What?
> >> The values are IPv4 addresses. There is _one_ standard way of printing
> >> them, and that standard way is as four decimal numbers. EVERYBODY prints
> >> them that way. It's the only sane way to show them.
> >>
> >> There is no question in my mind - printing out IPv4 addresses as hex
> >> "integers" is wrong. It has always been wrong, and it's wrong now. It
> >> happens to be very simple, which is the excuse for doing it, but it's
> >> still wrong.
> >Yet netmasks are bit-oriented, thus more intelligible as hex
> >integers.

> I like the 192.168.42.105/24 thing for netmasks.
Gerd, Yay !!!!!! I would definatly like to see this
method put into the system for -all- tcp/ip network aspects,
without losing the 255.255.255.255 method though .

Heck, IF Crisco & company can we sure should be able to .
Tia, JimL
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