[RC5] [ADMIN] State of the distributed.net Address: Week of 12-28-97

Greg Wooledge wooledge at kellnet.com
Mon Jan 5 20:15:48 EST 1998


Anthony Frost (afrost at acorn.com) wrote:

>  >                                                                    UK
>  > is six alternating letters and numbers with a space between the third
>  > and fourth digit, eg 1A1 A1A.
> 
> Not even close I'm afraid. UK postcodes always start with one (London
> only I believe) or (usually) two letters, generally derived from the
> town where the major distribution centre for the district is located.
> This is followed by one or two digits which represents a subdivision of
> that area. After the space, the second group is always one digit
> followed by two letters, these do not use the full range of available
> characters but I can't find my validator to list what the valid bits
> are...

The 9X9 X9X format (for all you COBOL sufferers out there) is, I believe,
Canadian.

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