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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Clarify description of CIDR-address column

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Florian G(dot) Pflug" <fgp(at)phlo(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Clarify description of CIDR-address column
Date: 2006-11-18 03:26:05
Message-ID: 24142.1163820365@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Florian G. Pflug" <fgp(at)phlo(dot)org> writes:
>> "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>>> Isn't the real problem here that 10.6 doesn't mean what you probably think?

> I'm curious now - what _does_ 10.6/16 mean? I can't imagine any sensible
> meaning apart from 10.6.0.0/16...

10.6 means the same as 10.0.0.6 --- see src/port/inet_aton.c.
This has been discussed before:
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2004-01/msg00132.php

My feeling is the same as it was then, ie, we are not in the business of
second-guessing standard library routines.

			regards, tom lane

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