Talk:Dot-decimal notation

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But an octet is base 8. What is represented is 16 bits. Needs work

An octet is not a based numeral. An octet is a group of eight bits, interpreted as a single data entity. "What is represented" in a dotted-decimal-notated IPv4 address is 32 bits, not 16. The above comment needs work. Tlesher 16:58, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Is TutorVista even valid as an encyclopedic resource? (talk) 22:56, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

"it may be interpreted incorrectly by some utility programs"

I don't think that is correct. The utility is interpreting what the end user provided. If the user used a leading "0" and did not mean to, that isn't the utility with the logical failure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:42, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Reference 1 ( is broken. (talk) 21:42, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Added clarification about rfc definitions (1123) and mentioned inet_pton() which implemets this frc correctly. Apparently there seems to be some confusion about dotted decimal in the open source community. Please leave my edits as they are correct. Cheers, @MiKaVienna (talk) 15:12, 10 March 2018 (UTC)