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Re^2: Generate Random IP Addresses

by simonm (Vicar)
on Sep 07, 2004 at 17:54 UTC ( #389149=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Generate Random IP Addresses

... why would you want a random external IP address?

I can think of lots of reasons, but none of them are good ones -- like checking for an open mail relay to send your spam through, or directing your script-kiddie exploit tool against...

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Re^3: Generate Random IP Addresses
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Sep 08, 2004 at 02:13 UTC
    The only potentially good reason I can think of is to test your IP-matching regexen. That is, if you're against using Regexp::Common::net.
      Actually, I have a legitimate use for this. I want to compare the accuracy of two competing products, which are essentially large ip range databases. I have both in my DB now, and am writing a script to perform lookups on a large number of random IPs. I am examining those cases where the results do not line up.

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