[ncc-announce] 128.0.0.0/16 configured as martians in some routers

Alex Le Heux alexlh at ripe.net
Mon Dec 5 09:20:27 CST 2011


Dear Colleagues,

The RIPE NCC is aware that 128.0.0.0/16 is configured as a martian by default in (some) Juniper OS, even though RFC 5735 and RFC3330 outline that this /16 should no longer be reserved as specialised address space.

All allocations that were already issued have been exchanged and for now we will hold this space in quarantine.

We urge everyone to change the default behaviour of their Juniper routers:

set routing-options martians 128.0.0.0/16 orlonger allow
set routing-options martians 191.255.0.0/16 orlonger allow
set routing-options martians 223.255.255.0/24 exact allow

128.0.0.0/16 has been added to the RIPE NCC's Debogonising Project:

http://www.ris.ripe.net/debogon/

To facilitate testing, the following prefixes are being announced:

prefix	pinagble address

128.0.0.0/16	128.0.0.1
128.0.8.0/21	128.0.8.1
128.0.24.0/24	128.0.24.1

Best regards,

Alex Le Heux
Policy Implementation Co-ordinator
RIPE NCC



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