RFC 6598 - Carrier Grade NAT
Last Updated: 2016-02-28 19:05:21 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
Three years ago Johannes published a diary on Reserved IP Address Space with a complete list of reserved IPv4 address that obviously included the well-known as well as some new one such as RFC 6598 (released in April 2012) "[...] to accommodate the needs of Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) devices." The address space reserved for CGN is 100.64.0.0/10 which is used to counter the IPv4 address shortage by putting multiple hosts in a private subnet behind a public IP address.
Here is a simplified illustration of CGN:
If you are curious as to whether you carrier is using RFC 6598 CGN addresses, you can check your logs or traffic (packets) for 100.64.0.0/10.
Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc.
gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu