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The loopback address is a computing term that is a special IP address of a computer's ethernet network. It is used to allow software on a computer to send information to the same computer using the TCP/IP stack. The special IP address is known as (IPv4) or 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 (::1, IPv6).[1]

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  1. Posey, Brien. "10 Things you should know about IPv6 Addressing". Retrieved 3 January 2016.