RFC 3849

IPv6 Address Prefix Reserved for Documentation, July 2004

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3849.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
G. Huston
A. Lord
P. Smith
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3849

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Abstract

To reduce the likelihood of conflict and confusion when relating documented examples to deployed systems, an IPv6 unicast address prefix is reserved for use in examples in RFCs, books, documentation, and the like. Since site-local and link-local unicast addresses have special meaning in IPv6, these addresses cannot be used in many example situations. The document describes the use of the IPv6 address prefix 2001:DB8::/32 as a reserved prefix for use in documentation. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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