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IPv6 Netowrk Device Numbering BP



On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> - if you need to remember an IP address, you are doing it wrong

Because DNS always works flawlessly and you never need to remember IP
addresses, right ?

> - cultural sensitivity and plain good sense suggest that many words or
> combinations might not be a good idea. How do your female techs feel
> about "BAD:BABE"? Only marginally better than they feel about
> "B16:B00B:EEZ", probably. Your markets in India, with its 900 million
> Hindus, might take a dim view of "DEAD:BEEF". Etc.

I think you're looking for problems where there are none. I see
nothing wrong with BAD:BABE or with DEAD:BEEF. Your thinking suggests
that there are only good babes and live beef, which is wrong on so
many levels. Positive discrimination is as bad as discrimination and
it creates more problems than it solves.

In India you can have beef steak at restaurants, so I see no problem
with the term.

>
> - clever addresses are guessable addresses for scanners, and highly
> identifiable in data as probably attached to high-value targets

What is a clever IP address ?