LSA issue @ January 19, 2017 at 10:43AM

Here is the question: if Host A wants to transmit some data across TCP/IP network to Host B with IP address of 1.2.3.4 how will this Dest_IP address be represented?

Correct, it will be hex encoded, but will the bytestream be like 0x01 02 03 04 or 0x04 03 02 01? Yep, you see where I am going, its endianness who is telling us which byte comes first.

So take a look at this short article which is a perfect read on Endianness. It uncovers why x86 CPUs (back in 90-00's) were a bad choice for networking equipment and how the hell Gulliver's Travels has mixed up with all of it?

#Article #TCP

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By: via LSA

Roman Dodin

Network engineer at Nokia
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