Leading zeros in an IP octet indicate octal.

If you ping from both Linux and Windows you get

> ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

Note how it converted 077 to 63.


On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 1:20 PM, Mark R Stallard <stallard@raytheon.com> wrote:

John Davies <john.davies@philips.com> wrote:

> If my address is everything works
> If my address is it doesn’t work and throws an exception
> about not finding the host.
> It’s not a big deal, but it sure took me a long time to track down.
> Is there some sort of Boost magic I can do to convert the bad address
> into a good address?

If you still need to remove leading zeroes from the address, consider
using Boost.Regex (or stdlib regex if you have a C++11 toolset).

The regular expression "\b0+(?=[1-9])" will match one or more leading
zeroes that precede a non-zero digit. Replace each match with an empty

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    Mark Stallard
    Business Application Services

    Global Business Services Information Technology
    Raytheon Company

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