IP Address Encodings for Browsers

by Maxwell Dulin, February 26, 2018

Typically, an IP address is seen in the form x.x.x.x, which is four octets that are hexadecimal, going up to 255. But, an IP address can be interpreted in multiple ways depending on the browser... I did all of these on the Chrome Browser, but Firefox should also work:

Hexadecimal

google.com
http://74.125.28.113

Decimal

google.com
http://1249713252

Octal

google.com
http://0112.0175.0034.0213

But, it doesn't stop here! They can be mixed and matched.

Mixed

octal.octal.hex.hex
google.com
http://0112.0175.28.101

Why this is cool

Just something different! This could trick system that track strictly on the conventionally IP address scheme that's used.

More

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