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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)
"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 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:42, 5 September 2014 (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 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:12, 10 March 2018 (UTC)