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    What kind of URL is this?

    http://3564020356/

    The above URL I stumbled upon from hackergames.net. It's the first time I've ever seen an URL like that one.

    Can anyone tell me how come that URL is just 3564020356?

    Thanks

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    This is a usual address but the domain name is coverted like when you convert a domain name to the IP address.
    I don't know how to convert an IP to such numbers but I'm sure somebody will answer you here.

    Check this:

    http://www.amnesi.com/hostinfo/ipinfo.jhtml
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    3564020356 is the same as 212.110.162.132 which is the same as mktweb.planet.it .

    Gotta love SamSpade ( http://www.samspade.org/t/ )

    Anyway, about the encryption: I asked this same thing in the IRC a couple of months ago and someone instantly enlightened me (forgot who, credits to him anyway!).
    It's like base 256 numbers:

    212.110.162.132
    First there are 132 times of 256^0 (=1)
    then 162 times 256^1 (=256)
    then 110 times 256^2 (=65.536)
    then 212 times 256^3 (=16777216)
    and when you sum up all those things it gives out the huge number of 3564020356

    Voilá.
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    Thanx. A useful resource.
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    Ah, URL hyjinks again... Hmm. Just off the top of my head, you can also have cases such as:

    http://USERNAME@Blah.com/
    http://USERNAME:PASSWORD@blah.com/

    And that sometimes you will get ones like:

    http://www.cnn.com/SCI-TECH/news/Gat...4020356/gates/
    http://www.cnn.com/SCI-TECH/news/Gat...4020356/gates/

    in which case you are actually going to (borrowed the dword and translated ones from above)

    http://212.110.162.132/gates/

    with some user/pass info that your browser will ignore (the server probably never requests it.)


    Tricky stuff. And none of those urls are meant to work.
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