[CentOS] how is this possible?

Bob Hoffman

bob at bobhoffman.com
Thu Jun 21 03:21:41 UTC 2012

I got a spam today (from a yahoo server, surprise!) with nothing but a 
single link.

http://     2927755261/
I separated the http so it would not be a link in your email... suggest 
not going to it without proper measures.
it takes you to a record search site.

When I look up this number block here,
it comes up with a different ip address...
The ip address has no correlation to the numbers I searched for though.

How is it possible to have a url that does not conform to the internet 
Even ip addresses need 'periods' between each group of numbers....
and everything seems to require a period somewhere or the browser will 
get angry.

At first I thought it was some kind of browser hack, but then the 
iptrace pulls up an ip.

so how is this possible?

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