On 12-Jun-2011 17:02 , Junlei Li wrote:
Just a reminder, the maximum value is 2^64 (18446744073709551616) and
2^63 (9223372036854775808) for a unsigned and a signed 8-byte binary
respectively.

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:00 AM, CRPence wrote:

The "bytes in" for the effectively equivalent API [List Network
Connections (QtocLstNetCnn) API] shows as having data type BINARY(8)
which as signed integer would wrap at 2147483647, but as unsigned
integer would wrap at 4294967295.

QtocLstNetCnn:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/apis/qtoclstnetcnn.htm


Ah yes, thanks; although that would be 2^63-1 instead, for signed. Seems my unsigned was doubly wrong, both for number of bytes and for having subtracted one.

I had concentrated too much on what appears [on old releases] to be a 10-digit presentation limit on the panel [the part snipped from quoted reply]. Seems I should not have taken the time to dig up the link to the API to show off my failing arithmetic skills combined with my awesome skills at copy\paste ;-) So anyhow, from the F11="Display byte counts" details on the "Work with TCP/IP connection status" panel, there appears to be a presentation limit that more closely resembles what might be reflected by a 4-byte binary\integer variable; i.e. regardless of what the effectively equivalent API might support.

So for the OP the question remains, if the presentation might reflect a binary integer wrap versus [what was already described as apparently not] a decimal wrap.?

Regards, Chuck

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