gih at apnic.net
Wed Sep 2 20:11:18 UTC 2009
On 03/09/2009, at 1:33 AM, Ron Bonica wrote:
> Please take a look at draft-iana-ipv4-examples. This draft discusses
> following subnet allocations:
> - 192.0.2.0/24 (TEST-NET-1)
> - 198.51.100.0/24 (TEST-NET-2)
> - 203.0.113.0/24 (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.
188.8.131.52/24 and 203.0.113.0/24 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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