Subject: Re: protocol numbers
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 12/27/2000 23:43:50
On Wed, 27 Dec 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:
# Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 08:58:11 -0500
# From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
# To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
# Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
# Subject: Re: protocol numbers
# ># it's only an 8 bit field, after all, so the list ought not to get too
# >um, 16-bit?
# from the top of page 10 of rfc791:
assert(me == stupid);
Protocol. Not port. D'OH!
and the 511 comment: I know that 16 bits == 65536 and not 512. I was
being STUPID (again) and looking at PORT numbers (again).
I'll shut up now. I was thinking Application protocol, not networking
*BSD: Scalability Does Matter.