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IP "encoding"
From Jim on 23 Dec '98
replying to Re: What is this "domain"? posted by Baz

>It is a way of encoding an IP address.
>Rather than using the standard xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx you can encode it by
>performing simple maths on the numbers (which of course I have
>forgotten :( ) and generating a single number.

So in other words, as long as you know the formula, you can put one
of these period-less numbers in your browser to get any site you
fancy? The "unscrambling" is done at DNS level?




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