06 June, 2012


happy ipv6 launch day! the world is different now.

some of us noticed 3ffe:1900:4545:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf referred to in a BBC article; that address is "clearly" an old 6bone IP from the dawn of the century, which seemed strange to see in an article published this week.

I typed it into google and its used in a lot of places as an example IP address: IBM documentation, an XKCD discussion thread, software unit tests, youtube comments about minecraft....

But nothing appeared to give an original source.

Did someone just make it up years ago as an example and everyone else just copied it off each other?

Who was it originally allocated to on the 6bone?

Answers on an ipv6-enabled postcard...

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