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RFC 4291, "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture", February 2006

Source of RFC: ipv6 (int)

Errata ID: 2466
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Michael Rushton
Date Reported: 2010-08-16
Rejected by: Ralph Droms
Date Rejected: 2012-03-26

Section 2.2.2 says:

In order to make writing addresses containing zero
      bits easier, a special syntax is available to compress the zeros.
      The use of "::" indicates one or more groups of 16 bits of zeros.
      The "::" can only appear once in an address.

It should say:

In order to make writing addresses containing zero
      bits easier, a special syntax is available to compress the zeros.
      The use of "::" indicates two or more groups of 16 bits of zeros.
      The "::" can only appear once in an address.

Notes:

--VERIFIER NOTES--
Bob Hinden evaluated this errata:

I believe that this errata should be rejected. This was discussed on the v6ops mailing list around February 25, 2011. I responded:

http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/v6ops/current/msg07741.html

The thread starts at:

http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/v6ops/current/msg07722.html

Also, two errata were filed based on this one (Errata ID: 2735, Errata ID: 2702) that I think should also be rejected as they assume that this errata was correct.

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