WEB address translation

  baldyx 20:08 07 Dec 2006
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Few days ago I saw an article in PC Advisor forum or other sections of it about translating web address to numbers i.e. 192.168... from the actual address i.e. www.... .
This is supposed to guarantee that web pages will most of the times available rather than the message 'this page cannot be displayed'

I can't find that article so please anybody has seen it ,let me know.

  mgmcc 09:09 08 Dec 2006

If you "ping" a URL, it will show you the IP address. For example, ping click here and it will show the address 66.102.7.99 which you can enter directly into your web browser.

  mgmcc 09:11 08 Dec 2006

ping...

W W W . GOOGLE.CO.UK

...and it will show the address 66.102.7.99 which you can enter directly into your web browser

  baldyx 20:24 08 Dec 2006

I was actually looking for a program which would do this translation for me.

  baldyx 14:25 10 Dec 2006

The web address is click here.
This will explain what I am looking for.

  mgmcc 17:21 10 Dec 2006

<<< This will explain what I am looking for >>>

It was I who told you how to use the addresses in the other thread you posted.

  prees 19:43 10 Dec 2006

the problem is with domain name resolution by typing the ip address of the url you are bypassing the domain name server

  baldyx 20:53 12 Dec 2006

Prees ,
What are the implications of '...you are bypassing the domain name server' ?

Is this a security issue? I hope not.

  mgmcc 09:10 13 Dec 2006

When you type a URL into your web browser, a DNS server (normally your ISP's) converts that to the site's IP address which you then access.

If you know the IP address, it can be typed directly into your browser. There is no security risk in doing so, but it is unclear what you are trying to achieve.

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