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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
    >integers.

    I like the 192.168.42.105/24 thing for netmasks.

    Gerd

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