Updates to the Special-Purpose IP Address Registries (RFC8190)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jun-28
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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 (0.0.0.0/8) to represent the local (i.e., "this") network. Likewise, [RFC4291] reserves an IPv6 address block (fe80::/10) for link-local unicast addresses.
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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