IPv6 Christmas Tree

datePosted on 07:15, December 28th, 2019 by Craig Miller

Christmas has come and gone, but the Christmas tree in the corner still has a few days left before we take it down.

On the IPv6 Internet (the “other” internet that the IPv4-only folks can’t see) there is an IPv6 Christmas Tree that can be decorated with your IPv6 pings.

By assigning 16 million IPv6 addresses to a single Christmas Tree, one can adjust the colours of the lights on the tree. According to the website:

2a05:9b81:2020::AA:BB:CC for HTML Color #AABBCC

There are many resources to convert colours to hex, but to light the lights red, one would ping:

ping -6 2a05:9b81:2020::FF:00:00

Because the tree doesn’t really have 16 million addresses assigned to the IPv6 stack, it will not reply, but you can watch a video of the tree and see the results of your pings.

So enjoy the last few days of 2019, and light the IPv6 Christmas Tree in your favourite colour.

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