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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001824D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Romano: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The responsibility for the assignment of IP numbers and ASNs has been assumed by Hostmaster at the DDN Network Information Center (NIC). The Hostmaster staff are indebted to Dr. Jon Postel and Ms. Joyce Reynolds of the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California for their ongoing assistance.

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Network Working Group S. Romano

Request for Comments: 1020 M. Stahl

Obsoletes RFCs: 997, 990, 960, 943, SRI

923, 900, 870, 820, 790, 776, 770, 762, November 1987

758, 755, 750, 739, 604, 503, 433, 349

Obsoletes IENs: 127, 117, 93

INTERNET NUMBERS

STATUS OF THIS MEMO

This memo is an official status report on the network numbers used in

the Internet community. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Introduction

The responsibility for the assignment of IP numbers and ASNs has been

assumed by Hostmaster at the DDN Network Information Center (NIC).

The Hostmaster staff are indebted to Dr. Jon Postel and Ms. Joyce

Reynolds of the Information Sciences Institute at the University of

Southern California for their ongoing assistance.

This Network Working Group Request for Comments documents the

currently assigned network numbers and gateway autonomous systems.

This RFC will be updated periodically, and in any case current

information can be obtained from Hostmaster.

Hostmaster

DDN Network Information Center

SRI International

333 Ravenswood Avenue

Menlo Park, California 94025

Phone: 1-800-235-3155

ARPA mail: HOSTMASTER@SRI-NIC.ARPA

Most of the protocols used in the Internet are documented in the RFC

series of notes. Some of the items listed are undocumented. Further

information on protocols can be found in the memo "Official Internet

Protocols" [32]. The more prominent and more generally used are

documented in the "DDN Protocol Handbook" [12] prepared by the NIC.

Other collections of older or obsolete protocols are contained in the

"Internet Protocol Transition Workbook" [13], or in the "ARPANET

Protocol Transition Handbook" [14]. For further information on

ordering the complete 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook, contact the

Hostmaster.

The entries below contain the name and network mailbox of the

individuals responsible for each registered network or autonomous

system. The bracketed entry, e.g., [nn,iii], at the right hand

margin of the page indicates a reference for the listed network or

autonomous system, where the number ("nn") cites the document and the

letters ("iii") cites the handle of the responsible person. The NIC

Handle is a unique identifier that is used in the NIC WHOIS (NICNAME)

service. People sometimes change electronic mailboxes. To find out

the latest mailbox or phone number of a contact, use the NIC

WHOIS/NICNAME server or contact HOSTMASTER@SRI-NIC.ARPA.

The convention used for the documentation of Internet Protocols is to

express numbers in decimal and to picture data in "big-endian" order

[31]. That is, fields are described left to right, with the most

significant octet on the left and the least significant octet on the

right.

The order of transmission of th...