paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Thu Jun 23 17:16:28 CDT 2011
On 06/23/2011 12:10 PM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Not quite dead beef, but spotted this when testing connectivity using a
site from one of the rackspace guys:
ipv6.icanhazip.com. 7200 IN AAAA
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