BCP 105, RFC 4085 on Embedding Globally-Routable Internet Addresses Considered Harmful

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Subject: BCP 105, RFC 4085 on Embedding Globally-Routable Internet Addresses Considered Harmful
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        BCP 105
        RFC 4085

        Title:      Embedding Globally-Routable Internet Addresses
                    Considered Harmful
        Author(s):  D. Plonka
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       June 2005
        Mailbox:    plonka@doit.wisc.edu
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 22656
        SeeAlso:    BCP0105

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-grow-embed-addr-05.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc4085.txt


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 is a product of the Global Routing Operations Working
Group of the IETF.

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