Skip to main content

A flexible allocation scheme for IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Marc Blanchet
Last updated 1998-07-06
RFC stream (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This draft presents an IP address allocation scheme that enables the IP allocator (the organisation that allocates addresses) to postpone the final decision of prefix length by keeping space between allocated bits of the different parts of the IP address. This enables the allocator to change the different part lengths of the prefix (TLA, subTLA, SLA, ...) even after allocated spaces. This scheme is applicable to both IPv4 and IPv6 but is envisionned mainly for IPv6 where the address space is larger and more flexible.


Marc Blanchet

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)