IPv6 words

Fred Baker fred at cisco.com
Thu Jun 23 22:41:41 UTC 2011

On Jun 23, 2011, at 3:23 PM, Pete Carah wrote:

> 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)

and face:b00c, dead:babe,  I think there are actually quite a few of these.


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