[CentOS] Octet (was: IP6 Anyone?)

Bob Marcan bob.marcan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 13:36:58 UTC 2011


On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 13:32:34 +0000
Always Learning <centos at g7.u22.net> wrote:

> 
> On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 04:12 -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> 
> > Those of us who've used older mainframes (such as the PDP-10) remember 
> > "byte" being a synonym for "bit field" and a byte could be any number of 
> > bits, typically from 1 to 36 (on a 36-bit-wide machine). 7-bit and 9-bit 
> > bytes were quite common on such machines.
> 
> PDP being a 'main franme'?  Baby mainframe perhaps when compared to
> Honeywell's (later Bull's) Level 66?  Level 66 had 36 bit words which
> could be used as 6 BCD characters or 4 ASCII characters.
> 

Baby?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-10

BR, Bob



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