BCP 105

RFC 4085

Embedding Globally-Routable Internet Addresses Considered Harmful, June 2005

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp105.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Author:
D. Plonka
Stream:
IETF
Source:
grow (ops)

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Abstract

This document discourages the practice of embedding references to unique, globally-routable IP addresses in Internet hosts, describes some of the resulting problems, and considers selected alternatives. This document is intended to clarify best current practices in this regard. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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