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join.ipaddresses(4)					  join.ipaddresses(4)



NAME
  join.ipaddresses - Acceptable	formats	for string representations of IP
  addresses

DESCRIPTION

  A character string representation of an IP address, as used within JOIN, is
  written as one, two, three, or four numeric fields with a period (.),
  separating each field, and without interleaving whitespace.  Each field
  corresponds to an octet, and therefore can have a value in the range 0..255
  (decimal).  Each of the octets may be	written	as a decimal, octal, or	hexa-
  decimal number, and there is no requirement that each	octet have the same
  radix. Octal values commence with a leading zero (0);	hex values commence
  with either 0x or 0X.

  When an address is written with fewer	than four octets, the missing bytes
  are interpolated according to	the following scheme, which shows how they
  would	have been written with all four	octets present:

  aaa.bbb.ddd	   aaa.bbb.0.ddd

  aaa.ddd	   aaa.0.0.ddd

  ddd		   0.0.0.ddd

EXAMPLES

  192.245.139.33
  0xc0.245.139.041
  192.33
  0x21

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Functions: inet_addr(3)

  Information: dhcp(7)