4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2012 9:00 PM by atifyameen RSS

    What is the meaning of 32-bit Word ?




      I was reading the TCP/IP volume 1, when i stumbled upon this sentence describing the Header Length value in the IP Header.


      "Header Length is a four-bit field that tells, as the name implies, the length of the IP header in 32-bit words"


      what exactly is meant by 32-bit word ?


      The size of the header length is 4 bits, how does that correlate to the 32-bit word ?



      Thank you in advance.