Re: [sidr] [Errata Held for Document Update] RFC7115 (4973)

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Mon, 27 March 2017 18:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: [sidr] [Errata Held for Document Update] RFC7115 (4973)
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> In some cultures, the number 666 is supposed to be the number of “the
> beast”, i.e. the devil, and therefore a sign of evil.  The text
> chooses this number 666 in the prefix 10.0.666.0/24 with the intent to
> imply that the announcement is deliberately evil, disregarding the
> fact that 666 is not a legitimate ipv4 prefix octet.
> 
> Of course, I’m not the author, so I could be wrong.

you are, but no big deal.  it could have been anything gt 255, but i
knew 666 would catch the western eye.

randy