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What's the prefix of a Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Address?

Learn the prefix and configuration of a Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Address, in this expert response.

What is the address prefix of a Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Address, and how is it configured by DHCP or manually...

on a node?

Hi Pete,

The Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Address has a prefix of FD00::/8. This prefix must be configured either through router advertisement (stateless autoconfiguration) or through DHCPv6 (statefull autoconfiguration). This address is specified in RFC 4193.

Cheers,
Silvia

This was last published in September 2007

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