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With stateless autoconfiguration in IPv6, addresses can be uniquely and automatically generated. Unlike DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, version 6) which is used in IPv6 stateful autoconfiguration, the owner and status of addresses don’t need to be maintained by a DHCP server. Every IPv6 device is able to generate its own and unique IP address automatically when IPv6 is initiated on its interface. It combines the prefix and the interface ID which is generated from its own Ethernet MAC address, to form a complete IPv6 address.