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iSCSI: The Universal Storage Connection by John L. Hufferd

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Appendix D. Numbers, Characters, and Bit Encodings

The sections that follow describe iSCSI numbers, characters, and bit encodings.

Text Format

The initiator and target send a set of key=value pairs encoded in UTF-8 Unicode. All the text keys and text values in this book are case sensitive and should be used in the case in which they appear.

(a-z, A-Z) letters = (0x3d) equal
(0-9) digits : (0x3a) colon
(0x20) space / (0x2f) solidus (also known as slash)
. (0x2e) dot [ (0x5b) left bracket
(0x2d) minus ] (0x5d) right bracket
+ (0x2b) plus null (0x00) null separator
@ (0x40) commercial “at” , (0x2c) comma
_ (0x5f) underscore ~ (0x7e) tilde

A key name is whatever precedes the first = in the key=value ...

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