Monthly Archive: February 2010

Random Networking Fact II

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)