IPv6 words

Mike Walter mwalter at 3z.net
Fri Jun 24 13:28:47 UTC 2011

We decided to go the TEXT to HEX conversion route and our main website IPv6 Address ends in 337a:2e6e:6574

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeroen van Aart [mailto:jeroen at mompl.net] 
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:11 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: IPv6 words

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 


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 

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


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