Re: on the need for documentation addresses of all types

Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca> Mon, 27 February 2017 16:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: on the need for documentation addresses of all types
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Tim Chown <Tim.Chown@jisc.ac.uk>; wrote:
    >> I'd still be happier if someone google'ed the prefixes in the
    >> document, and
    >> found that they were documentation examples.

    > I guess it’s tricky to reserve any documentation range when those could
    > be genuinely used anyway?

yes, agreed, it would have to say that.

    >> I'd also like to have three additional documentation prefixes from GUA
    >> space so that examples involving inner and outer addresses, and senders and
    >> receivers could be better distinguished.  Yes, we currently can carve
    >> /48 blocks out of 2001:DB8::/32 for this purpose, but it would be nice if
    >> the pattern was even more unique.
    >>
    >> Would it also be useful to have documentation addresses for the multicast
    >> ranges, and the like?

    > There are multicast documentation prefixes - see RFC 6676.

Argh. 6676 should have updated 3849, so that there would be a forward link,
and I wouldn't suggest such duplication :-)

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