NetRange: 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255
Parent: NET169 (NET-169-0-0-0-0)
NetType: IANA Special Use
Organization: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
Comment: Computers 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.
Comment: Routers are not allowed to forward packets sent from an IPv4 "link local" address, so they are always used by a directly connected device.
Comment: These addresses were assigned by the IETF, the organization that develops Internet protocols, in the Standards Track document, RFC3927, which can be found at:
OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
Address: 12025 Waterfront Drive
Address: Suite 300
City: Los Angeles