On 1/26/06, James W. McKeand <james at mckeand dot biz> wrote:
> 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
ok, makes sense. Thanks!
But why is this ip not coming up on the ARP table? Does the ARP table
only pick up IPs within 'correct' subnets?