IPv6 words

Pete Carah pete at altadena.net
Thu Jun 23 22:23:44 UTC 2011

On 06/23/2011 06:16 PM, Paul Graydon wrote:
> 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   
> 2001:470:1f10:d57:feed:beef:cafe:d00d

like c15c:0d06:f00d seen on ipv6 day (tail end of cisco's website v6
address) (among several others with lots of deadbeef's and cafe's)

-- Pete

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