magic URL’s

Published Categorized as invent, technology

what if URLs had no names and no dots and no com net or org?
well we wouldn’t remember them, unless we were good with numbers.

But for some Maths fun.

if you take the IP behind a domain name and compute
Octet 1 x 2563 + Octet 2 x 2562 + Octet 3 x 256 + Octet 4 = http://long_number
try it here with a javascript calculator

The long number url eg: http://2915181332 (from IP resolves!

Known to work in all good browsers since ~ 1994 🙂 FF & Chrome to name two.

Does not work with shared IP hosting, just the default website of a given IP.

by the way – happy tenth birthday WordPress.