IPv6 Destination Address Selection – what, why, how

IPv6 destination address selection is the process of deciding which IPv6 address a connection should be made to. This is the flip side of IPv6 source address selection, which has been the subject of several earlier articles (start here). Destination address selection is described in the same RFC as source address selection – RFC 6724 (which obsoletes RFC 3484).

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Trust me, I’m a verbologist.

“To verb” is to make a verb out of something else, typically a noun. Lots of common words are (or appear to be) verbed nouns (even though many are nouned verbs!), so the verb “to verb” tends to be used only with obvious neoplasms.

“To verbify” is simply to use many verbs (cf. “speechify”).

“Verbification” is the noun form of “verbify”, as in “his verbification was delightful”.

“Verbifying” is an alternative to “verbification”, as in “his verbifying delighted the audience”.

A verb constructed by verbing a nouned verb is of course a “reverb”. Repeating the process (which is orthographically invisible except to the trained professional) is known as reverberation.

Trust me, I’m a verbologist.


If you have an apple and you want to sell me your apple and, in spite of me telling you I do not need, do not want and indeed will never need or want your apple, you continue to ring me on a daily basis during dinner time to try to explain why I should buy your apple then I reserve the right to tell you to stick your f***ing apple where the sun does not shine. Get the idea?

Karl Auer, June 2006

Bank limits

True story: I tried to transfer some money from the Commonwealth Bank a few years ago, and struck a daily limit of $5000, with no way around it.

So when I was planning to move back to Australia from Switzerland and knew I’d need to transfer a deposit (for a house) out of Switzerland , I rang my Swiss bank. The following conversation ensued:

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