I was setting up my Ubuntu with brother printer driver and was trying to use my printer's IP to connect my pc to the printer.
On my printer, the IP address is
192.168.000.008. So I entered this in my settings to connect, but to no avail.
However, when I entered
192.168.0.8 it worked. I can also connect to
localhost:192.168.0.8 to connect to the printer settings server.
Does this mean that by default, if an IP address has
000 it simplifies to
0? If there are zeros before a number, like
008 will it simplify to
What are the simplification rules for IP addresses? Are there any others that I am missing? If I am wrong, then why did the simplified
192.168.0.8 work while
192.168.000.008 did not?
I was following this tutorial here:https://kbpdfstudio.qoppa.com/install-printer-driver-on-linux/
when I got to Step7 in the above tutorial, I entered Y (in my default terminal, not web browser @Kamil Maciorowski @T.J. Crowder), and then selected "enter IP address" to connect. I initially didn't include this since I mainly wanted to know what's up with the IP shortening thing. Sorry for this missing information! I had a tough time downloading printer driver for ubuntu so hopefully, this helps out some people!