28th November 2019


How are link local IPv6 addresses created?

A link-local address is an IPv6 unicast address that can be automatically configured on any interface using the link-local prefix FE80::/10 (1111 1110 10) and the interface identifier in the modified EUI-64 format. Link-local addresses can be used to reach the neighboring nodes attached to the same link.

Consequently, what is a site local address?

A unique local address (ULA) is an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address in the address range fc00::/7. Unique local addresses may be used freely, without centralized registration, inside a single site or organization or spanning a limited number of sites or organizations.

What is the 169.254 address?

If the client is unable to find the information, it uses APIPA to automatically configure itself with an IP address. The IP address range is through The client also configures itself with a default class B subnet mask of

What is local address and permanent address?

Home address is usually your permanent, or parental address (where you live during the vacation). Term time address (here known as Sheffield or local address). For example if you are staying in Sheffield during vacation periods or staying with friends but you are not living there permanently.
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