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Monday, April 6, 2015

link-local address In computer network

In a computer network, a link-local address is a network address that is valid only for communications within the network segment (link) or the broadcast domain that the host is connected to. Link-local addresses are usually not guaranteed to be unique beyond a single network segment.

Link-local addresses for IPv4 are defined in the address block, in CIDR notation.
In IPv6, they are assigned with the fe80::/10 prefix. reserved for Link Local [RFC5735]

Special Use IPv4 Addresses

Dynamic Configuration of IPv4 Link-Local Addresses

Use following command to see ipv4 and ipv5 address of all network interfaces
#ip a
#ip address
#ip address show


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