[ipv6hackers] Finding v6 hosts by efficiently mapping ip6.arpa

Peter van Dijk peter at 7bits.nl
Wed Mar 28 22:23:22 CEST 2012

Hi folks,

in a discussion with a friend recently the thought occurred to me that due to how NOERROR and NXDOMAIN in DNS work, finding all existing reverses in an ip6.arpa reverse zone could be done very quickly.

I have written a blog post at http://7bits.nl/blog/2012/03/26/finding-v6-hosts-by-efficiently-mapping-ip6-arpa that explains the workings. Code at https://github.com/habbie/ip6-arpa-scan/

I was unable to find any existing references to this trick; if you do have any, please let me know!

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk

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