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Re: [Full-disclosure] Does this exist ?

From: Dan Becker (listbsdnixsolutions.com)
Date: Thu Jul 12 2007 - 12:10:46 CDT


Quoting Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu:

> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 07:14:17 CDT, Dan Becker said:
>
>> I have another question. Would moving the TCP stack to base 32 double
>> traffic ?
>
>> We have enough alphanumeric characters to do so. Perhaps a designation
>> of 1x000 instead of 0x000 to define the difference in base 32 to base
>> 16 respectively.
>
> Umm.. That doesn't actually work. For instance - in binary, one of the
> addresses of this laptop is 128.173.14.107. First, let's look at it
> in binary:
>
> 1000 0000 1010 1101 0000 1101 0011 1011
>
> Representing that in base 16, you get 80 AD 0E 6B. Representing it in
> base 32 is still going to get you that same exact sequence of 32 bits on
> the wire.
>
> You may wish to read RFC791, especially section 3.1, which goes into great
> detail about the on-the-wire format of the bits.
>
> http://www.ietf.org/rfcs/rfc791.txt

Thank you for the reply. This is not helping my headache.

There simply has to be a way to represent a larger value than you
transmit when you transmit.

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