Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
APIPA (Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing)

Alternatively referred to as autonet, zero configuration network and zeroconf, APIPA, short for Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing is a network. It requires little or no configuration of a DHCP, DNS, or manual IP settings and allows a user to connect a computer or hardware and work immediately.

Stuart Cheshire lead the way to zeroconf that is now widely used in bonjour, an Apple Computer method of connecting network devices.

Apple terms, Auto, Computer abbreviations, DHCP, Network terms