Packing and unpacking IP addresses into 32-bit integers
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Tue Aug 10 18:36:30 CEST 1999
Mike Fletcher writes:
> Wouldn't it be something like:
> '>bbbb' or '!bbbb'
> instead (for portability to non-big-endian machines (I'm assuming the packed
> representation is supposed to have network byte order))?
There are no byte-ordering issues with byte-sized values. Since the
x.x.x.x is already in a specific order, the issue doesn't come up at
all here if you're only interested in coverting the dot-notation to &
from the network-byte-order binary structure.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
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