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RFC 6890, "Special-Purpose IP Address Registries", April 2013

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: int
See Also: RFC 6890 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 6404
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Thomas
Date Reported: 2021-01-21
Verifier Name: Éric Vyncke
Date Verified: 2021-02-01

Section 2.2.2 says:

              +----------------------+----------------------------+
              | Attribute            | Value                      |
              +----------------------+----------------------------+
              | Address Block        | 0.0.0.0/8                  |
              | Name                 | "This host on this network"|
              | RFC                  | [RFC1122], Section 3.2.1.3 |
              | Allocation Date      | September 1981             |
              | Termination Date     | N/A                        |
              | Source               | True                       |
              | Destination          | False                      |
              | Forwardable          | False                      |
              | Global               | False                      |
              | Reserved-by-Protocol | True                       |
              +----------------------+----------------------------+

                    Table 1: "This host on this network"

It should say:

              +----------------------+----------------------------+
              | Attribute            | Value                      |
              +----------------------+----------------------------+
              | Address Block        | 0.0.0.0/8                  |
              | Name                 | "This network"             |
              | RFC                  | [RFC0791], Section 3.2     |
              | Allocation Date      | September 1981             |
              | Termination Date     | N/A                        |
              | Source               | True                       |
              | Destination          | False                      |
              | Forwardable          | False                      |
              | Global               | False                      |
              | Reserved-by-Protocol | True                       |
              +----------------------+----------------------------+

                          Table 1.a: "This network"

              +----------------------+----------------------------+
              | Attribute            | Value                      |
              +----------------------+----------------------------+
              | Address Block        | 0.0.0.0/32                 |
              | Name                 | "This host on this network"|
              | RFC                  | [RFC1122], Section 3.2.1.3 |
              | Allocation Date      | September 1981             |
              | Termination Date     | N/A                        |
              | Source               | True                       |
              | Destination          | False                      |
              | Forwardable          | False                      |
              | Global               | False                      |
              | Reserved-by-Protocol | True                       |
              +----------------------+----------------------------+

                          Table 1.b: "This host on this network"

Notes:

RFC1122 states that 0.0.0.0/32 is "this host on this network" while 0.0.0.0/8 is "this network".

---- Verifier note ----
After discussions with the authors, the original table must be split into TWO tables one for 0.0.0.0/8 and one for 0.0.0.0/32. IANA registry must also be updated.

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