```I got some point from others.I already red and debug network.c . Now I now
the basic logic behind that. But still I'm confused by arithmetic. I find
some comments on that , I need some one's help.

/*
* int
* bitncmp(l, r, n)
* compare bit masks l and r, for n bits.
* return:
* -1, 1, or 0 in the libc tradition.
* note:
* network byte order assumed.  this means 192.5.5.240/28 has
* 0x in its fourth octet.
* author:
* Paul Vixie (ISC), June 1996
*/

Why we finish it in this way. Can you help me?

```

### Re: [HACKERS] arithmetic about inet

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On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 09:47:00AM +0800, fanng yuan wrote:
I got some point from others.I already red and debug network.c . Now I now
the basic logic behind that. But still I'm confused by arithmetic. I find
some comments on that , I need some one's help.

/*
* int
* bitncmp(l, r, n)
* compare bit masks l and r, for n bits.
* return:
* -1, 1, or 0 in the libc tradition.
* note:
* network byte order assumed.  this means 192.5.5.240/28 has
* 0x in its fourth octet.
* author:
* Paul Vixie (ISC), June 1996
*/

Why we finish it in this way. Can you help me?

Sorry, I don't understand your question. Are you asking: why this return
value?

If that is your question then: Paul Vixie is referring to the function
strcmp() from libc: it returns an integer less than 0 if the first string
is less than the second, 0 if both are equal and an integer greater
than 0 if the second string is greater than the first.

This is a very handy convention, which you can see at work in Kerninghan
Ritchie's classical Programming in C.

Now I hope I understood your question right :-)

Regards
- -- tomás
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```Hi Guys:
I just do some research on ip address storage and comparing. I found pgsql
this work. Could you give me some data about that . Also I'm interesting in
pgsql . Could you give me some suggestion about how to hack pgsql.
Thank.

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### Re: [HACKERS] arithmetic about inet

```On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 4:36 AM, fanng yuan fanngy...@gmail.com wrote:
Hi Guys:
I just do some research on ip address storage and comparing. I found pgsql
this work. Could you give me some data about that . Also I'm interesting in
pgsql . Could you give me some suggestion about how to hack pgsql.
Thank.

You asked almost this exact some question 2 days ago and got a response, so...?

...Robert

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