Textual Representation of IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses

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Historically, the conventional textual representations of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses have been poorly specified. This document gives precise definitions of these conventions, together with advice for implementors.


Andrew Main (zefram@fysh.org)

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