IPv6 words

Paul Graydon paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Thu Jun 23 22:16:28 UTC 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.
> 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
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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