[CentOS] how is this possible?

Bob Hoffman

bob at bobhoffman.com
Thu Jun 21 03:24:17 UTC 2012

On 6/20/2012 11:21 PM, Bob Hoffman wrote:
> 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,
> http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/2927755261
> 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
> standards?
> 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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okay, I got it...the browsers all the use of IP decimals..
Not sure why they would do that, but I guess it is needed..
Great, another way to hide spammers..

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