Re: on the need for documentation addresses of all types

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Mon, 27 February 2017 19:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: on the need for documentation addresses of all types
To: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>, 6man@ietf.org
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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:47:07 +1300
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On 28/02/2017 03:23, Michael Richardson wrote:
> 
> rfc3849 gives us 2001:DB8::/32 for use in documentation.
> 
> I find that I am often giving example addresses in fe80:: (Link Local), and
> fd00::/8 (ULA) addresses when those prefixes are appropriate for the
> protocol.   I worry that someone will think the numbers I've chosen are
> special in some way.

I've thought about that from time to time, but what's the harm in these
cases? Does it matter if someone sees fe80::28cc:dc4a:9703:6871%12
or fd63:45eb:de13:0:28cc:dc4a:9703:6871 in an example and copies them?

   Brian