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Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Application Area Standards Track and Experimental Documents
RFC 3795

Document type: RFC - Informational (June 2004; No errata)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 3795 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Bert Wijnen
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Network Working Group                                           R. Sofia
Request for Comments: 3795                                 P. Nesser, II
Category: Informational                       Nesser & Nesser Consulting
                                                               June 2004

             Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed
    IETF Application Area Standards Track and Experimental Documents

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document describes IPv4 addressing dependencies in an attempt to
   clarify the necessary steps in re-designing and re-implementing
   specifications to become network address independent, or at least, to
   dually support IPv4 and IPv6.  This transition requires several
   interim steps, one of them being the evolution of current IPv4
   dependent specifications to a format independent of the type of IP
   addressing schema used.  Hence, it is hoped that specifications will
   be re-designed and re-implemented to become network address
   independent, or at least to dually support IPv4 and IPv6.

   To achieve that step, it is necessary to survey and document all IPv4
   dependencies experienced by current standards (Full, Draft, and
   Proposed) as well as Experimental RFCs.  Hence, this document
   describes IPv4 addressing dependencies that deployed IETF Application
   Area documented Standards may experience.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Document Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Full Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Draft Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   5.  Proposed Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6.  Experimental RFCs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
   7.  Summary of Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
   9.  Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
   10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
       10.1.  Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
       10.2.  Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
   11. Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
   12. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

1.  Introduction

   The exhaustive documentation of IPv4 addresses usage in currently
   deployed IETF documented standards has now been broken into seven
   documents conforming to current IETF main areas, i.e., Applications,
   Internet, Operations and Management, Routing, Sub-IP, and Transport.
   A general overview of the documentation, as well as followed
   methodology and historical perspective can be found in [1].  This
   document represents one of the seven blocks, and its scope is limited
   to surveying possible IPv4 dependencies in IETF Application Area
   documented Standards.

2.  Document Organization

   The remainder sections are organized as follows.  Sections 3, 4, 5,
   and 6 describe, respectively, the raw analysis of Internet Standards
   [2]:

   Full, Draft, and Proposed Standards, and Experimental RFCs.  For each
   section, standards are analysed by their RFC number, in sequential
   order, i.e., from RFC 1 to RFC 3200.  Exceptions to this are some
   RFCs above RFC 3200.  They have been included, given that they
   obsoleted RFCs within the range 1-3200.  Also, the comments presented
   for each RFC are raw in their nature, i.e., each RFC is simply
   analysed in terms of possible IPv4 addressing dependencies.  Finally,
   Section 7 presents a global overview of the data described in the
   previous sections, and suggests possible future steps.

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3.  Full Standards

   Internet Full Standards have attained the highest level of maturity
   on the standards track process.  They are commonly referred to as
   "Standards", and represent fully technical mature specifications that
   are widely implemented and used throughout the Internet.

3.1.  RFC854: Telnet Protocol Specifications

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