[AusNOG] [SAGE-AU Discuss] [RESULTS] Straw poll: what is your email message size limit?

Narelle narellec at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 17:16:56 EST 2013

Warning issued: this is now dangerously close to the "my first
computer thread" [1], which will have to be shut down or sent off

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Lloyd Wood <lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Bytes are 8 bits. Always were, always will be.
> Um, no. You are probably too young to remember 4-bit and 6-bit bytes and
> other popular word sizes.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte

Actually I am old enough to not only have forgotten but be so grumpy
about the (ab)usage that I am now happily reminded (more than once) of
this fact.

Ahh. Character encoding. That takes me back.

>> Even the worst pedants will accept variations on the use of K (1024
>> also Kelvin) for k (1000) as often these are misused.
> Um, no. That's why the worst pedants developed
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1541


I love being outdone in the pedantry. It makes me look *so* moderate.
Tolerant even.

I will, however, continue to be tolerant and indulge the use of kB
when people mean KB or KiB, as this is a Recommendation, and not a

My real dream, however, is that people will revert to the true use of
ports and identify their traffic with nice little numbers in their
headers that match the actual flow... rather than 80...

[1] IBM 360


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