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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:27:21 PM
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IP addresses are displayed in dotted decimal notation, and appear as four numbers separated by dots. Each number of an IP address is made from eight individual bits known as octet. Each octet can create number value from 0 to 255

http://www.computernetworkingnotes.com/ccna-study-guide/subnetting-tutorial-subnetting-explained-with-examples.html

Please explain to me the use of preposition "of" in "each number of an IP address is...". If we use "for", would it be ungrammatical and how it would change the meaning?
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:42:43 PM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
IP addresses are displayed in dotted decimal notation, and appear as four numbers separated by dots. Each number of an IP address is made from eight individual bits known as octet. Each octet can create number value from 0 to 255

http://www.computernetworkingnotes.com/ccna-study-guide/subnetting-tutorial-subnetting-explained-with-examples.html

Please explain to me the use of preposition "of" in "each number of an IP address is...". If we use "for", would it be ungrammatical and how it would change the meaning?


"Of" in this sentence means "within" or "belonging to." "For" does not work here.
PlanetOfGiants
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 5:42:38 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
... Each number of an IP address is made from eight individual bits known as octet. Each octet can create number value from 0 to 255 ...


In computer circles, eight individual bits which create a number value from 0 to 255 is usually better known as a byte
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 7:10:22 AM

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Agreed with the comment regarding the octet and the byte. The description is mixing the internal representation and the visual presentation. An octet is 8 bits, true, having therefore a value 0 - 255. The visual representation then, dotted notation, for each of the 4 values is a value shown as 1, 2, or 3 digits, with a value of 0 - 255.
Jigneshbharati
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