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geoff (2013)

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Friday November 08, 2002
02:05 PM

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[ #8847 ]
here's something I found today in my home directory from a very long time ago...


use strict;

use Math::BigInt;

my $binstring = join '', map { sprintf "%08b", $_ } split /\./, $ARGV[0];
my $decstring = Math::BigInt->new(0);

my $exp = length($binstring);

foreach my $i (1 .. $exp) {
  $decstring += substr($binstring, $i-1, 1) * (2 ** ($exp - $i));

(my $result = `nslookup $decstring`) =~ m/Name: *(.*)/;
print "http://$decstring would bring you to $1\n";

I think I got the idea from a LISP program in 2600 but it was so long ago that I can't remember. I do remember that, based on this program, one of my friends wrote a visual C app that accepted a normal URL and opened a browser to the translated URL. it didn't work with name-based vhosting, but was an interesting excercise anyway...
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