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Re: [HACKERS] Re: CIDR/IP types. Was: [GENERAL] big numbers

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: tih(at)nhh(dot)no (Tom Ivar Helbekkmo)
Cc: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org, tih(at)nhh(dot)no, hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: CIDR/IP types. Was: [GENERAL] big numbers
Date: 1998-10-08 00:19:51
Message-ID: 199810080019.UAA16001@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Applied.

Thomas, did remove the README.ip, or did you leave it when you decided
to merge it into the docs.  I still show it here, so I am renaming it.



> "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> 
> > 	*Please* make the appropriate changes and submit a patch...it
> > should be listed as CIDR, not as IPADDR.  MACADDR, IMHO, is okay, as its
> > the only way I've ever heard of it being referred...but I do not consider
> > IPADDR to be correct terminology...
> 
> I agree.  I think, though, that the best argument presented in the
> debate was from Paul Vixie, who wanted INET to be the name covering
> both IPV4 and IPV6.  The following kit makes the needed changes:
> 
> WARNING!  This posting contains two separate patch kits, to be applied
> at different times, renaming a couple of files in between them!  The
> steps to be taken are marked with "[***]".
> 
> [***] First apply these patches to change ipaddr to inet.  Affected files are:


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