Kamil dot Wencel at hvbpensionsfonds dot de wrote:
> Hi sai,
> this IP looks like Microsofts default IP if your Windows Client
> is not able to get an IP via DHCP. I have no idea why MS picked
> that IP, but it looks strangely familiar.
It is the IP used for Automatic Private IP Addressing. Check your DHCP -
it may be off-line or have a stopped service.
MS did not pick the subnet for Automatic Private IP Addressing. IANA*
reserved the range 169.254.0.0 -169.254.255.255 for Automatic Private IP
Addressing. Any OS that is able to automatically assign an IP address
when DHCP fails will use this range - MacOS also uses that range.
James W. McKeand
* IANA is Internet Assigned Numbers Authority http://www.iana.org/ They
also maintain the list of well known ports -