Which address range is representative of Automatic Private IP Addressing?
The correct answer is C. 169.254.x.x is the address range that is representative of Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA).
APIPA is a feature in Microsoft Windows and some other operating systems that allows devices to automatically self-configure an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server is not available on the network. APIPA assigns IP addresses in the range of 169.254.0.1 through 169.254.255.254, with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0.
APIPA is designed to help prevent IP address conflicts on a network, as each device will automatically assign itself a unique IP address. However, it should not be relied upon as a long-term solution, as it can cause connectivity issues in some network environments.
Option A, 10.1.x.x, is a private IP address range that is commonly used on internal networks.
Option B, 172.10.1.x, is not a standard private IP address range. Private IP address ranges in the class B network space are 172.16.x.x through 172.31.x.x.
Option D, 196.245.x.x, is not a private IP address range.
Option E, 128.1.1.x, is a public IP address range assigned to various organizations.
Option F, 127.1.x.x, is a loopback address that is used to test network connectivity on a local machine.