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From DNS with love!

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So what's with the title? Well, that's right, querying OpenDNS servers directly for a specially crafted string will display a cute ASCII love message!

Unless you try it today, you probably won't be able to check it by yourself, as this has been only live for a few weeks and is scheduled to be turned off tomorrow, but nonetheless I'm pretty sure it's bound to reappear someday. Maybe for next year Valentine's Day?

So here is how to trigger it:

dig @208.67.222.222 fred+diana=love txt +bufsize=4096

And here is the output:

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>> @208.67.222.222 fred+diana=love txt +bufsize=4096
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 31952
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 35, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;fred+diana=love.		IN	TXT

;; ANSWER SECTION:
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"              MMMMMMMMM                         MMMMMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"          MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM               MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"       MMMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMMM         MMMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"    MMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMM     MMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"   MMMMMXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXMMMM   MMMMXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"  MMMMXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM MMMXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	" MMMMXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXMMMXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	" MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO       OOOOOOOOOXOOOOOOOOO       OOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXOOOOOOOOO              OOOOOOOOOOO              OOOOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXOOOOOOOO                  OOOOO                  OOOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                     O                     OOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                                           OOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                   FRED                    OOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"MMMXXXXXOOOOOO                     +                     OOOOOOOXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	" MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                  DIANA                  OOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	" MMMMXXXXOOOOOOO                                       OOOOOOOOXXXMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"  MMMXXXXOOOOOOOOO                                    OOOOOOOOOXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"  MMMMXXXXOOOOOOOOOO                                OOOOOOOOOOXXXMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"   MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO                           OOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"    MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOO                     OOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"     MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO               OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"      MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO         OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"       MMMXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"         MMMXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"           MMMXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"             MMMMXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                MMMMXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                   MMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXOXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                      MMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                          MMMMMMXXXXXXXMMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                              MMMMMXMMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                                 MMMMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                                  MMM"
FRED\000DIANA\000love.	0	IN	TXT	"                                   M"

;; Query time: 78 msec
;; SERVER: 208.67.222.222#53(208.67.222.222)
;; WHEN: Fri Mar 23 19:36:50 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 2678

Isn't it lovely? I must say it delighted me, and those who know about my areas of interest will understand why for sure!