CSI New York fake IPv6

Ina Faye-Lund starcat at starcat.rlyeh.net
Mon Mar 21 04:25:33 CDT 2011


On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 06:35:35PM -0400, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
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> On Mar 20, 2011, at 6:29 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:44:50 +1100, Skeeve Stevens said:
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> >> http://www.eintellego.net/public/CSINY.s07e17-fakev6.jpg
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> >> Promoting IPv6 = Win!
> >> Dodgy Address = Fail!
> > 
> > Intentional Fail, probably, similar to how most phone numbers on a TV show are
> > in the 555 exchange. You put a number on TV, and drunk idiots will call it, as
> > a number of annoyed people found out after Tommy Tutone had an actual hit
> > song...  257 seems to be a popular octet value.
> > 
> > (Personally, I'm surprised 148.18.1.193 got used in that image)
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> So am I.  But I'm surprised 1918 space was used as well.  ANY v4 address will get typed into ping or a browser or something by someone if it is on TV.  How many corporations have 1918 space that their VPN'ed home users are about to abuse because of that?
> 
> Is 127.0.0.1 / ::1 the Internet version of "555"?  Or will "I hurt myself, so now I'm going to sue you" mean we can't even use that?

I would have used 192.0.2.0/24.  It is the IPv4 version of example.com.

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Ina




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