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IPv6 Special Addresses and IPv6 well known prefixes

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Following table lists important IPv6 addresses (special addresses) which are reserved for particular tasks and well known IPv6 prefixes.

IPv6 Address Description

0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000/0 (simplified into ::/0)
Known as IPv6 unspecified address. Network interfaces will use this IPv6 address during the process of stateful IPv6 address configuration using DHCP
0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1/128 (simplified into ::1/128) IPv6 Loopback address.
IPv6 addresses between prefixes 2000::/3 and 3FFF::/3 Global Unicast Addresses
IPv6 addresses with prefixes FE80::/10 Link Local IPv6 Addresses
IPv6 addresses with prefixes FC00::/8 and FD00::/8 Unique Local IPv6 Addresses
IPv6 addresses with prefixes FF00::/8 Multicast IPv6 Addresses
IPv6 addresses with prefixes 2001:0DB8::/32 and 3FFF:FFFF::/32 Reserved for documentation.Refer RFC 3849 for more info.

 

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