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Special-Use IPv4 Addresses (RFC3330)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009935D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-02
Document File: 8 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

IANA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes the global and other specialized IPv4 address blocks that have been assigned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). It does not address IPv4 address space assigned to operators and users through the Regional Internet Registries. It also does not address allocations or assignments of IPv6 addresses or autonomous system numbers.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � IANA

Request for Comments: 3330� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � September 2002

Category: Informational

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Status of this Memo

� � This memo provides information for the Internet community.� It does

� � not specify an Internet standard of any kind.� Distribution of this

� � memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document describes the global and other specialized IPv4 address

� � blocks that have been assigned by the Internet Assigned Numbers

� � Authority (IANA).� It does not address IPv4 address space assigned to

� � operators and users through the Regional Internet Registries.� It

� � also does not address allocations or assignments of IPv6 addresses or

� � autonomous system numbers.

1. Introduction

� � Throughout its entire history, the Internet has employed a central

� � Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) responsible for the

� � allocation and assignment of various identifiers needed for the

� � operation of the Internet [RFC1174].� In the case of the IPv4 address

� � space, the IANA allocates parts of the address space to Regional

� � Internet Registries according to their established needs.� These

� � Regional Internet Registries are responsible for the assignment of

� � IPv4 addresses to operators and users of the Internet within their

� � regions.

� � Minor portions of the IPv4 address space have been allocated or

� � assigned directly by the IANA for global or other specialized

� � purposes.� These allocations and assignments have been documented in

� � a variety of RFCs and other documents.� This document is intended to

� � collect these scattered references.

� � On an ongoing basis, the IANA has been designated by the IETF to make

� � assignments in support of the Internet Standards Process [RFC2860].

� � Section 4 of this document describes that assignment process.

IANA� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3330� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Special-Use IPv4 Addresses� � � � � � � � September 2002

2. Global and Other Specialized Address Blocks

� � 0.0.0.0/8 - Addresses in this block refer to source hosts on "this"

� � network.� Address 0.0.0.0/32 may be used as a source address for this

� � host on this network; other addresses within 0.0.0.0/8 may be used to

� � refer to specified hosts on this network [RFC1700, page 4].

� � 10.0.0.0/8 - This block is set aside for use in private networks.

� � Its intended use is documented in [RFC1918].� Addresses within this

� � block should not appear on the public Internet.

� � 14.0.0.0/8 - This block is set aside for assignments to the

� � international system of Public Data Networks [RFC1700, page 181]. The

� � registry o...