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Updates to the Special-Purpose IP Address Registries (RFC8190)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250320D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jun-28
Document File: 12 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Bonica: AUTHOR [+4]


In order to support new protocols and practices, the IETF occasionally reserves an address block for a special purpose. For example, [RFC1122] reserves an IPv4 address block ( to represent the local (i.e., "this") network. Likewise, [RFC4291] reserves an IPv6 address block (fe80::/10) for link-local unicast addresses.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         R. Bonica Request for Comments: 8190                              Juniper Networks BCP: 153                                                       M. Cotton Updates: 6890                                                        PTI Category: Best Current Practice                              B. Haberman ISSN: 2070-1721                                 Johns Hopkins University                                                                L. Vegoda                                                                    ICANN                                                                June 2017

           Updates to the Special-Purpose IP Address Registries


   This memo updates the IANA IPv4 and IPv6 Special-Purpose Address    Registries to address issues raised by the definition of a "global"    prefix.  It also corrects several errors in registry entries to    ensure the integrity of the IANA Special-Purpose Address Registries.

   This memo updates RFC 6890.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8190.

 Bonica, et al.            Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 8190           Special-Purpose Address Registries          June 2017

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