[tor-dev] [::]/8 is marked as private network, why?

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 04:03:36 UTC 2016

On 3/29/16, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor <teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:
> /** Private networks.  This list is used in two places, once to expand the

> So I think we should keep [::]/8 in the list of private addresses.

> That said, the list of IPv4 and IPv6 private addresses in tor is incomplete,

> https://www.iana.org/assignments/iana-ipv6-special-registry/iana-ipv6-special-registry.xhtml
> https://www.iana.org/assignments/iana-ipv4-special-registry/iana-ipv4-special-registry.xhtml

I'd only bother with what's in these two lists, primarily the Global False.
Otherwise you end up determining and maintaining your own "bogon"
style lists which was not really the original intent of tracking IETF provided
rfc1918 style "private" address space list. Thus I'd remove it.

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