There are example.com or example.org domains used for documentation.

There are MCC 001 and MNC 01 used for testing equipment in cell networks.

Are there MAC, IP and IPv6 addresses that are intended to use or used conventionally for testing purposes and documentation?


To quote from RFC 5737:

The blocks (TEST-NET-1), (TEST-NET-2), and (TEST-NET-3) are provided for use in documentation.

And RFC 5156:

The 2001:db8::/32 are the documentation addresses [RFC3849]. They
are used for documentation purposes such as user manuals, RFCs, etc.
Addresses within this block should not appear on the public Internet.

And of course, RFC 7042:

0x0042 is a protocol number under the IANA OUI (that is,
00-00-5E-00-42) to be used for documentation purposes.

  • That's great that you know what to search in Google better than me. I tried significantly more that 30 seconds and didn't search anything. Thank you! May 3 '16 at 16:56
  • Really? "ip address for documentation" pulls up everything you need to know.
    – Ricky
    May 3 '16 at 18:12
  • I desperately tried various forms with word test... It happens. May 3 '16 at 19:39

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