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

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

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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.


This was first published in September 2007

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