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This draft is a work item of the Zero Configuration Networking Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Dynamic Configuration of Link-Local IPv4 Addresses
Author(s) : B. Aboba, E. Guttman
Filename : draft-ietf-zeroconf-ipv4-linklocal-08.txt
Pages : 31
Date : 2003-6-3
To participate in wide-area IP networking, a host needs to be
configured, either manually by the user or automatically from a source
on the network such as a DHCP server. Unfortunately, such external
configuration information may not always be available. It is therefore
beneficial for a host to be able to depend on a useful subset of IP
network to always be functional, even when no configuration information
is available. This document describes how a host may automatically
configure an interface with an IPv4 address within the 169.254/16 prefix
that is valid for communication with other devices connected to the same
physical (or logical) link. Communication using Link-Local IPv4
addresses is not suitable for communication with devices not directly
connected to the same physical (or logical) link.
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