IP Addresses that should never appear in the public DNS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsop WG)
Author Philip Hazel 
Last updated 2002-02-06
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This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practice for the Internet Community. It has two themes. Firstly, it reinforces the prohibition in [RFC 1918] about the appearance of private IP addresses in publicly visible DNS records, and extends the discussion to include IPv6 addresses.


Philip Hazel (ph10@cam.ac.uk)

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