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Enterprise Renumbering: Experience and Information Solicitation (RFC1916)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004233D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 7 page(s) / 15K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Berkowitz: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Because of the urgent need for, and substantial difficulty in, renumbering IP networks, the PIER working group is compiling a series of documents to assist sites in their renumbering efforts. The intent of these documents is to provide both educational and practical information to the Internet community. To this end the working group is soliciting information from organizations that already have gone through, or are in the process of going through, renumbering efforts. Case studies, tools, and lists of applications that require special attention are sought.

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Network Working Group H. Berkowitz

Request for Comments: 1916 PSC International

Category: Informational P. Ferguson

cisco Systems, Inc.

W. Leland

Bellcore

P. Nesser

Nesser & Nesser Consulting

February 1996

Enterprise Renumbering: Experience and Information Solicitation

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

Because of the urgent need for, and substantial difficulty in,

renumbering IP networks, the PIER working group is compiling a series

of documents to assist sites in their renumbering efforts. The

intent of these documents is to provide both educational and

practical information to the Internet community. To this end the

working group is soliciting information from organizations that

already have gone through, or are in the process of going through,

renumbering efforts. Case studies, tools, and lists of applications

that require special attention are sought.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. Renumbering Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3. Information on Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

4. Application Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

5. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

6. Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

A. Formatting Rules (from RFC 1543) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

1. Introduction

There are immediate and increasingly severe requirements to renumber

both small and large-scale networks. The Procedures for

Internet/Enterprise Renumbering (PIER) working group in the IETF

urgently requests specific input for producing concrete guidance for

the renumbering task as quickly as possible. As part of collecting

such information, the PIER working group therefore is soliciting

input from people and organizations with experience in changing the

IP addresses of enterprise networks or in making major changes in the

subnetting of existing networks. We are especially interested in

actual case studies -- that is, accounts describing what was actually

done to renumber one or more networks. Information is also solicited

on specific tools used in the process, and on areas in which tools

were needed but not available. Because applications that use IP

addresses directly in their configuration or security mechanisms pose

specific difficul...