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[fwd] RFC 2101 on IPv4 Address Behavior Today

Although not directly related to the ARIN proposal, I would
like to suggest that RFC2101 be added to the recommended
reading list; it certainly provides additional perspective.

- paul

>A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
>        RFC 2101:
>        Title:      IPv4 Address Behaviour Today
>        Author:     B. Carpenter, J. Crowcroft, Y. Rekhter
>        Date:       February 1997
>        Mailbox:    brian at, j.crowcroft at,
>                    yakov at
>        Pages:      13
>        Characters: 31407
>        Updates/Obsoletes: None
>        URL:
>The main purpose of this note is to clarify the current interpretation
>of the 32-bit IP version 4 address space, whose significance has
>changed substantially since it was originally defined.  A short
>section on IPv6 addresses mentions the main points of similarity with,
>and difference from, IPv4. 
>This memo provides information for the Internet community.  This memo
>does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of
>this memo is unlimited.