Feb 112010
 

There are several addresses or range of addresses that are reserved or ‘special’ in IPv6 (Internet Protocol version v6)

  • 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 which is the equivalent of 0.0.0.0 in IPv4
  • 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 which is the equivalent of the 127.0.0.1 loopback address in IPv4
  • 2000::/3 The global unicast address range
  • FC00::/7 The unique local unicast range
  • FC80::/10 The link local unicast range
  • FF00::/8 the multicast range
  • 3FFF:FFFF::/32 which is reserved for examples and documentation
  • 2001:0DB8::32 which is reserved for the same as above
  • 2002::/16 used for a IPv6 to v4 transition (6to4)
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