Endianness and comparing IP's

Iain Sandoe iain at sandoe.co.uk
Sat Jan 6 11:22:33 EST 2001

I wrote:
> IIRC IP addresses are defined as big-endian in which case they should not
> need swapping for PPC.

sorry, that's not very helpful...

more to the point is that there are a set of macros/functions designed for
this purpose (try man htons)... which avoids thinking to hard about
transferring between endian-ness of machines.

I'm not sure why the BSWAP32 is being used instead of one of the network
macros... maybe a red-herring but...


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