IANA IPv4 Special-Purpose Address Registry

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2009-08-19
Last Updated
2014-08-18
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IANA IPv4 Special-Purpose Address Registry

Registration Procedure(s)
IETF Review
Reference
[RFC5736][RFC6890]
Note
The IETF has reserved the address block of 192.0.0.0/24 for use for
special purposes relating to protocol assignments. This registry
contains the current assignments made by the IETF from this address
block.

Address prefixes listed in the Special-Purpose Address Registry are
not guaranteed routability in any particular local or global context.

The IPv4 and IPv6 Special-Purpose Address Registries maintain the
   following information regarding each entry:

   o  Address Block - A block of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses that has been
      registered for a special purpose.

   o  Name - A descriptive name for the special-purpose address block.

   o  RFC - The RFC through which the special-purpose address block was
      requested.

   o  Allocation Date - The date upon which the special-purpose address
      block was allocated.

   o  Termination Date - The date upon which the allocation is to be
      terminated.  This field is applicable for limited-use allocations
      only.

   o  Source - A boolean value indicating whether an address from the
      allocated special-purpose address block is valid when used as the
      source address of an IP datagram that transits two devices.

   o  Destination - A boolean value indicating whether an address from
      the allocated special-purpose address block is valid when used as
      the destination address of an IP datagram that transits two
      devices.

   o  Forwardable - A boolean value indicating whether a router may
      forward an IP datagram whose destination address is drawn from the
      allocated special-purpose address block between external
      interfaces.

   o  Global - A boolean value indicating whether an IP datagram whose
      destination address is drawn from the allocated special-purpose
      address block is forwardable beyond a specified administrative
      domain.

   o  Reserved-by-Protocol - A boolean value indicating whether the
      special-purpose address block is reserved by IP, itself.  This
      value is "TRUE" if the RFC that created the special-purpose
      address block requires all compliant IP implementations to behave
      in a special way when processing packets either to or from
      addresses contained by the address block.

   If the value of "Destination" is FALSE, the values of "Forwardable"
   and "Global" must also be false.
    
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Address Block Name RFC Allocation Date Termination Date Source Destination Forwardable Global Reserved-by-Protocol
0.0.0.0/8 "This host on this network" [RFC1122], section 3.2.1.3 1981-09 N/A True False False False True
10.0.0.0/8 Private-Use [RFC1918] 1996-02 N/A True True True False False
100.64.0.0/10 Shared Address Space [RFC6598] 2012-04 N/A True True True False False
127.0.0.0/8 Loopback [RFC1122], section 3.2.1.3 1981-09 N/A False[1] False[1] False[1] False[1] True
169.254.0.0/16 Link Local [RFC3927] 2005-05 N/A True True False False True
172.16.0.0/12 Private-Use [RFC1918] 1996-02 N/A True True True False False
192.0.0.0/24[2] IETF Protocol Assignments [RFC6890], section 2.1 2010-01 N/A False False False False False
192.0.0.0/29 IPv4 Service Continuity Prefix [RFC-ietf-v6ops-clatip-04] 2011-06 N/A True True True False False
192.0.0.170/32, 192.0.0.171/32 NAT64/DNS64 Discovery [RFC7050], section 2.2 2013-02 N/A False False False False True
192.0.2.0/24 Documentation (TEST-NET-1) [RFC5737] 2010-01 N/A False False False False False
192.88.99.0/24 6to4 Relay Anycast [RFC3068] 2001-06 N/A True True True True False
192.168.0.0/16 Private-Use [RFC1918] 1996-02 N/A True True True False False
198.18.0.0/15 Benchmarking [RFC2544] 1999-03 N/A True True True False False
198.51.100.0/24 Documentation (TEST-NET-2) [RFC5737] 2010-01 N/A False False False False False
203.0.113.0/24 Documentation (TEST-NET-3) [RFC5737] 2010-01 N/A False False False False False
240.0.0.0/4 Reserved [RFC1112], section 4 1989-08 N/A False False False False True
255.255.255.255/32 Limited Broadcast [RFC919], section 7 1984-10 N/A False True False False False

Footnotes

[1]
Several protocols have been granted exceptions to this rule.  For
examples, see [RFC4379] and [RFC5884].
[2]
Not useable unless by virtue of a more specific reservation.