Subject: Re: Signed vs. unsigned ip_len
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/26/1996 12:54:38
On Fri, 25 Oct 1996 10:15:29 -0700 (PDT) 
 Curt Sampson <> wrote:

[ Rich Stevens sez ]
 > I did the cast fix about 1.5 years ago and Dave Borman at BSDI finally
 > did the u_short fix earlier this year, and it didn't appear to break
 > anything else (that's what people were worried about).

A guy at our facility, Kevin Lahey, made the `unsigned' change to his
NetBSD 1.1 + ipv6 sources some time ago.  It didn't seem to cause
any problems at all.  I put them in my -current sources a few days
before I committed the change, and nothing broke on my systems, either.

One has to wonder why it went unchanged for so long :-)

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