3 Terms and definitions [defs]

3.2 network byte order [defs.net.byte.order]

the way of representing any integer type such that, when transmitted over a network via a network endpoint, the int type is transmitted as an appropriate number of octets with the most significant octet first, followed by any other octets in descending order of significance

[SOURCE: ISO/IEC 9945:2009, 3.237]