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SubjectRe: [RFC] /proc/fs/nfsd/exports
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

I like the thing for netmasks.


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