[rfc-dist] RFC 3849 on IPv6 Address Prefix Reserved for Documentation

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        RFC 3849

        Title:      IPv6 Address Prefix Reserved for Documentation
        Author(s):  G. Huston, A. Lord, P. Smith
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       July 2004
        Mailbox:    gih at apnic.net, anne at apnic.net, pfs at cisco.com
        Pages:      4
        Characters: 7872
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-huston-ipv6-documentation-prefix-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3849.txt

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

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