What is the use of magic cookie in dhcp options
raglon at packetfront.com
Tue Jun 27 08:45:09 UTC 2006
Ralph Droms wrote:
>Bonus question: What does the magic cookie value 22.214.171.124 represent and
>how is it encoded? Philip told me he suggested "OREO" (in ASCII, I assume),
>but Jon Postel changed it to the current value when the RFC was published
>(likely due to trademark issues).
I was just about to ask where the cookie value came from :-)
So noone knows why Jon chose "126.96.36.199"? I can't see that it is
related to "OREO", which would be 79:82:69:79, but I'm not very good
at numerical analysis so I might be missing something.
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