Internet numbers
RFC 1062

Document Type RFC - Unknown (August 1988; No errata)
Obsoleted by RFC 1166, RFC 1117
Obsoletes RFC 1020
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Network Working Group                                         S. Romano
Request for Comments: 1062                                     M. Stahl
Obsoletes RFCs: 1020, 997, 990, 960, 943,                     M. Recker
923, 900, 870, 820, 790, 776, 770, 762,                     August 1988
758, 755, 750, 739, 604, 503, 433, 349
Obsoletes IENs:  127, 117, 93

                            INTERNET NUMBERS


This memo is an official status report on the network numbers used in
the Internet community.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.


   This Network Working Group Request for Comments documents the
   currently assigned network numbers and gateway autonomous systems.
   This RFC will be updated periodically, and in any case current
   information can be obtained from Hostmaster at the DDN Network
   Information Center (NIC).

         DDN Network Information Center
         SRI International
         333 Ravenswood Avenue
         Menlo Park, California  94025

         Phone: 1-800-235-3155

         Network mail: HOSTMASTER@SRI-NIC.ARPA

   Most of the protocols used in the Internet are documented in the RFC
   series of notes.  Some of the items listed are undocumented.  Further
   information on protocols can be found in the memo "Official Internet
   Protocols" [32].  The more prominent and more generally used are
   documented in the "DDN Protocol Handbook" [12] prepared by the NIC.
   Other collections of older or obsolete protocols are contained in the
   "Internet Protocol Transition Workbook" [13], or in the "ARPANET
   Protocol Transition Handbook" [14].  For further information on
   ordering the complete 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook, contact the

   The lists below contain the name and network mailbox of the
   individuals responsible for each registered network or autonomous

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   system.  The bracketed entry, e.g., [nn,iii], at the right hand
   margin of the page indicates a reference for the listed network or
   autonomous system, where the number ("nn") cites the document and the
   letters ("iii") cite the NIC Handle of the responsible person.  The
   NIC Handle is a unique identifier that is used in the NIC
   WHOIS/NICNAME service.  People occasionally change electronic
   mailboxes.  To find out the current network mailbox or phone number
   for an individual, or to get information about a registered network,
   use the NIC WHOIS/NICNAME service or contact HOSTMASTER@SRI-NIC.ARPA.

   The convention used for the documentation of Internet Protocols is to
   express numbers in decimal and to picture data in "big-endian" order
   [8].  That is, fields are described left to right, with the most
   significant octet on the left and the least significant octet on the

   The order of transmission of the header and data described in this
   document is resolved to the octet level.  Whenever a diagram shows a
   group of octets, the order of transmission of those octets is the
   normal order in which they are read in English.  For example, in the
   following diagram the octets are transmitted in the order they are

       0                   1                   2                   3
       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
      |       1       |       2       |       3       |       4       |
      |       5       |       6       |       7       |       8       |
      |       9       |      10       |      11       |      12       |

                        Transmission Order of Bytes

   Whenever an octet represents a numeric quantity the left most bit in
   the diagram is the high order or most significant bit.  That is, the
   bit labeled 0 is the most significant bit.  For example, the
   following diagram represents the value 170 (decimal).

                             0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
                            |1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0|
                           Significance of Bits

   Similarly, whenever a multi-octet field represents a numeric quantity
   the left most bit of the whole field is the most significant bit.

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   When a multi-octet quantity is transmitted the most significant octet
   is transmitted first.

                              NETWORK NUMBERS

   The network numbers listed here are used as internet addresses by the
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