IPv6 words

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at mompl.net
Thu Jun 23 17:10:38 CDT 2011


I am sure it has come up a number of times, but with IPv6 you can make 
up fancy addresses that are (almost) complete words or phrases. Making 
it almost as easy to remember as the resolved name.

It'd be nice in a weird geek sort of way (but totally impractical) to be 
able to request IPv6 blocks that have some sort of fancy name of your 
choice.

2001:db8:dead:beef::
dead:beef::
dead::beef

As seen on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_number_%28programming%29
"DEADBEEF 	Famously used on IBM systems such as the RS/6000, also used 
in the original Mac OS operating systems, OPENSTEP Enterprise, and the 
Commodore Amiga. On Sun Microsystems' Solaris, marks freed kernel memory 
(KMEM_FREE_PATTERN)"

Bonus points if your organisation's name only contains HEX characters.

Greetings,
Jeroen

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