Geoff Huston gih at apnic.net
Wed Sep 2 20:11:18 UTC 2009

On 03/09/2009, at 1:33 AM, Ron Bonica wrote:

> Folks,
> Please take a look at draft-iana-ipv4-examples. This draft discusses  
> the
> following subnet allocations:
> - (TEST-NET-1)
> - (TEST-NET-2)
> - (TEST-NET-3)
> RFC 1166 allocates TEST-NET-1 for use in documentation. Because the
> other two have been used in documentation, the current draft proposes
> allocating them, too.

thats not exactly the case Ron. and were both recently passed to the  
IANA from APNIC for the specific purpose of having some diverse  
address blocks reserved for  documentation to assist document writers.  
They are "new" blocks, in terms of a proposed designation for  
documentation use. The problem being encountered was that it was  
difficult to construct realistic network examples using only a single / 
24 and the request made by the document authors was to add a couple of  
diverse /24's to the pool to help out here.



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