[tor-dev] [::]/8 is marked as private network, why?
tom at ritter.vg
Tue Mar 29 12:49:39 UTC 2016
On 29 March 2016 at 02:29, Sebastian Hahn <hahn.seb at web.de> wrote:
> I've been wondering about the private_nets const in src/or/policies. It
> was added in a96c0affcb4cda1a2e0d83d123993d10efc6e396 but Nick doesn't
> remember why, and I'm hoping someone has an idea (maybe teor, who I've
> CCed here, who documented this in a later commit?). If nobody knows why
> we do this I think we should remove it as likely incorrect.
0000::/8 is Reserved by the IETF, it is (a superset of) the deprecated
space for "IPv4 Compatible IPv6 Addresses". The addresses are not to
be reassigned for any other purposes.
I'm not necessarily sure what private networks are all used for in
Tor, but maybe this explains it and makes sense?
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