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Unique Addresses are Good

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Network Working Group                                          E. Gerich
Request for Comments: 1814                            Merit Network Inc.
Category: Informational                                        June 1995

                       Unique Addresses are Good

Status of this Memo

   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.


   The IAB suggests that while RFC 1597 establishes reserved IP address
   space for the use of private networks which are isolated and will
   remain isolated from the Internet, any enterprise which anticipates
   external connectivity to the Internet should apply for a globally
   unique address from an Internet registry or service provider.


   With the advent of RFC 1466 and RFC 1597 the criteria for the
   allocation of unique IP numbers and the reservation of unique IP
   numbers have been defined. The IAB and the IANA wish to offer
   guidance to the Internet registries as to the application of these
   two documents.  The author submits this document as an informational
   RFC on behalf of the Internet Architecture Board and the IANA.

Guidance to Internet Registries

   RFC 1466 lists the criteria to which Internet registries should
   conform.  One of the criteria is that the Internet registry is
   committed to allocate IP numbers according to the guidelines
   established by the IANA and the IR. Those guidelines (for Classes A,
   B, and C addresses) are documented in RFC 1466.

   Internet Registries have agreed to comply with the guidelines
   established by RFC 1466 and therefore, if an organization meets the
   size requirement for the requested address(es) and submits an
   engineering plan, the organization has fulfilled the necessary
   requirements.  The Internet Registry will make the allocation based
   on the established criteria.

Gerich                       Informational

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