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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  "James W. McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] tracking down ip
 Date:  Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:43:39 +0500
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?

sai