Net Range169.254.0.0 -
ParentNET169 (NET-169-0-0-0-0)
Net TypeIANA Special Use
Origin AS
OrganizationInternet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
Registration Date1998-01-27
Last Updated2014-01-09
CommentsComputers use addresses starting with "169.254." when they do not have a manually configured address or when they are not told which address to use by a service on the network. They are commonly called the "link local" addresses.

Routers are not allowed to forward packets sent from an IPv4 "link local" address, so they are always used by a directly connected device.

These addresses were assigned by the IETF, the organization that develops Internet protocols, in the Standards Track document, RFC3927, which can be found at:
RESTful Linkhttps://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-169-254-0-0-1
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