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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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IPv6 Special Addresses: Reserved, Private, Unspecified, and Loopback

Just as certain IPv4 address ranges are designated for reserved, private, and other unusual addresses, a small part of the monstrous IPv6 address space has been set aside for special addresses. The purpose of these addresses and address blocks is to provide addresses for special requirements and private use in IPv6 networks. Since even relatively small pieces of IPv6 are still enormous, setting aside 0.1 percent of the address space for a particular use still generally yields more addresses than anyone will ever need.

Converting IEEE 802 MAC addresses to IPv6 modified EUI-64 identifiers

Figure 25-5. Converting IEEE 802 MAC addresses to IPv6 modified ...

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