IPv6 IP pollution
IPv6 gives you a huge address space and you can use anything from 0-f in eight notations. This allows IPv6-users do create creative IPv6 addresses who are among many viewed as IP pollution.
WHY would they do this?
A huge address space is obviously a good reasons Why you want IPv6, while using IRC with a IP pollution IP is .. a bad reason. But some people do.
When Rome was still a functioning republic, Roman judges would always ask the simple question:
Who benefitted from this crime?
When asking this simple question, we see:
- Want-to-be 1337 teens want to look cool and therefore use IP pollution IPs: They benefit by getting dozens and dozens of n00b fans. Apart from that? Who knows.
It must also be noted that if you have a /48, which was very easy to get (lots of) once upon a time, you're provided with:
...where Y are parts of the IP that's given to you while X are parts you can choose. If you only have a /64 then you've only got 4 blocks of 4 to decide:
Now, the obvious thing to do is to use :1::1. But that's no fun. So people (those bastards?) IP-pollute.
Some examples of this are:
(Advanced examples may require l33t-sp33k skills)
How to get it
How to configure it