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Special-Use IPv6 Addresses (RFC5156)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000168906D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-04
Document File: 8 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Blanchet: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document is a compilation of special IPv6 addresses defined in other RFCs. It can be used as a checklist of invalid routing prefixes for developing filtering policies for routes and IP packets. It does not discuss addresses that are assigned to operators and users through the Regional Internet Registries.

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Network Working Group                                        M. Blanchet Request for Comments: 5156                                      Viagenie Category: Informational                                       April 2008

                        Special-Use IPv6 Addresses

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.

Abstract

   This document is a compilation of special IPv6 addresses defined in    other RFCs.  It can be used as a checklist of invalid routing    prefixes for developing filtering policies for routes and IP packets.    It does not discuss addresses that are assigned to operators and    users through the Regional Internet Registries.

Table of Contents

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

   2.  Address Blocks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

     2.1.  Node-Scoped Unicast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

     2.2.  IPv4-Mapped Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

     2.3.  IPv4-Compatible Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

     2.4.  Link-Scoped Unicast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

     2.5.  Unique-Local  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     2.6.  Documentation Prefix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     2.7.  6to4  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     2.8.  Teredo  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     2.9.  6bone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     2.10. ORCHID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

     2.11. Default Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

     2.12. IANA Special-Purpose IPv6 Address Registry  . . . . . . . . 4

     2.13. Multicast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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 RFC 5156               Special-Use IPv6 Addresses             April 2008

 1.  Introduction

   This document is a compilation of special IPv6 addresses defined in    other RFCs.  It can be used...