IANA reserved Address Space
joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri May 30 14:11:03 UTC 2003
Given that unallocated class A address space represents one of the biggest
chunks of remaining address space fairly likely...
you'll notice that 60/8 was assigned in april 03 to apnic, lacnic was
assigned 2 /8s in the last year and so forth...
On Fri, 30 May 2003 Brennan_Murphy at NAI.com wrote:
> But not to be a pest but what are the odds
> the IANA would ever allocate the 1 and 100
> nets to someone? Is this an unpredictable
> matter or is there a schedule of what's
> next somewhere? Or which is more likely, the
> world adopts IP v6 or the 1 and 100 nets
> are deployed on the internet? :-) It is
> apparent that I really want to use these
> address ranges but I do need to grapple
> with the possibility that this lab will
> need internet connectivity at some point.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Murphy, Brennan
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 8:49 AM
> To: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: RE: IANA reserved Address Space
> Others have pointed out that I should stick to
> RFC 1918 address space. But again, this is a
> lab network and to use the words of another,
> one of the things I want to do is make it much
> easier to "parse visually" my route tables.
> Think of it as a "metric system" type of numbering
> plan. The 1 and 100 nets would not be advertised
> via BGP obviously...not a hijack situation at all.
> If I take into account the possibility that this
> lab will have later requirements to connect to
> the internet, all I have to do is have a NAT plan
> in place...one that even takes into account that
> the 1 and 100 nets could become available some
> day, correct?
> Thanks to those who have responded so far.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bmanning at karoshi.com [mailto:bmanning at karoshi.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 8:08 AM
> To: Murphy, Brennan
> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Re: IANA reserved Address Space
> networks 1 and 100 are reserved for future delegation.
> network 10 is delegated for private networks, such as your
> if you use networks 1 and 100, you are hijacking these
> that said, as long as your lab is never going to connect
> to the Internet, you may want to consider using the following
> > I'm tasked with coming up with an IP plan for an very large lab
> > network. I want to maximize route table manageability and
> > router/firewall log readability. I was thinking of building this lab
> > with the following address space:
> > 188.8.131.52 /8
> > 10.0.0.0 /8
> > 184.108.40.206 /8
> > I need 3 distinct zones which is why I wanted to separate them out. In
> > any case, I was wondering about the status of the 1 /8 and the 100 /8
> > networks. What does it mean that they are IANA reserved? Reserved for
> > what? http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space
> > Anyone else ever use IANA reserved address spacing for
> > lab networks? Is there anything special I need to know?
> > I'm under the impression that as long as I stay away
> > from special use address space, I've got no worries.
> > http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3330.txt
> > Thanks,
> > BM
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