What does APIPA mean in Networking?
This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand APIPA in the Computing field in general and in the Networking terminology in particular.
Automatic Private IP Address
A feature of Microsoft Windows, APIPA is a DHCP failover mechanism. With APIPA, DHCP clients can obtain IP addresses when DHCP servers are nonfunctional. APIPA exists in all popular versions of Windows except Windows NT.
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