In message <Pine.OSF.4.05.9905121712020.11975-100000@stripped>, Alvin
> On Wed, 12 May 1999, Matthias Pigulla wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I want to pack IP addresses for I have to store a lot of them in a
> > database ;-)
> It occures to me that an IP address would be a really usefull datatype.
> Even possibly an IPV6 type would be handy.
If I am not mistaken IP addresses are numbers, expressed for human
consumption in the dotted quad notation 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
which I suspect would lend itself to a calculation and saving the
resulting number in the BIGINT type, perhaps?