Following table lists important IPv6 addresses (special addresses) which are reserved for particular tasks and well known IPv6 prefixes.
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.|
Written by Jajish Thomas.
Last updated on 4th September, 2023.