Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming

From Fri Nov 19 11:05:33 2010
Subject: Re: Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming
From: Owen DeLong <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:58:45 -0800
To: Richard Hartmann <>

>> problem is, its not alwas ggoig to be two bytes...
> It's always two bytes, but people may choose to omit them. That is a
> social, not a (purely) technical, syntax, though.

It is always two bytes. A byte is not always an octet. Some machines do
have byte sizes other than 8 bits, although few of them are likely to have
IPv6 stacks, so, this may be an academic distinction at this point.

I suppose one could call the explicitly-present fields 'bi-bytes', and the
compressed-out sequence the 'bye-bytes'.