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What does Network byte order and use of it ?

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What does Network byte order and use of it ?
posted Dec 6, 2014 by Harshita

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Network byte order represents how bytes are transferred over the wire which is always least significant byte and is same as big-endian.

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There are mainly two types of endianness known as little-endian and big-endian. Endianness just tells you "How to store data in memory". In case of big-endianness, most significant byte of a word is stored in lower address and the least significant byte of a word is stored in higher address. IETF RFC uses term "network byte order", it is nothing but big endian order.

answer Dec 6, 2014 by Ganesh
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