The Angry Ox: IP Question
Ok, now look above and see what the address is!!!

YOU ARE AT

http://1185157676/~beckman/ip/

AMAZING!!!! Can you figure out how I got that and why it works? Try and figure it out. If you can't, here's the answer
NOTE: I will not tell you the answer. I will only tell you if you are right or wrong. And maybe if I am in a mood, I'll give you a hint. BUT, if you are right, I will explain the answer in detail!

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44 people have correctly answered this!!!

Congratulations to the following people who have answered this question correctly (and analytically!!):
  1. -- Ralph Kloess (14 May 1997)
  2. US Luke Parrish (27 Oct 1997)
  3. DK Niels Svennekjær (28 Dec 1997)
  4. ?? Unnamed Claiming to be an American (21 Jan 1998)
  5. AU Jon Hedley (22 Feb 1998)
  6. AU Alexander Usenko (4 Mar 1998)
  7. US Douglas McDowall (2 Apr 1998)
  8. US Alec Ginsberg (20 Apr 1998)
  9. US Chad Kreimendahl (20 Apr 1998)
  10. US Mark Holt, SGI (4 Jun 1998)
  11. US Rich Groves (4 Jun 1998)
  12. US Mike Stone (19 Jun 1998)
  13. US Anthony Ramirez (20 Jul 1998)
  14. US Steven R. Loomis (25 Jul 1998)
  15. US James H. Reprogel (5 Aug 1998)
  16. US Elmer Kuehn (8 Aug 1998)
  17. US David Miller (11 Aug 1998)
  18. US Li Glover (17 Aug 1998)
  19. US Amy Lee (1 Sep 1998)
  20. US Nick Finck (10 Sep 1998)
  21. US Ralph N. (29 Sep 1998)
  22. DE Peter Ertl (18 Oct 1998)
  23. US Matthew Blevins (26 Oct 1998)
  24. AU David Ford (27 Oct 1998)
  25. AU Don Barron (28 Oct 1998)
  26. US Chris Gunsolley (28 Oct 1998)
  27. US Clint Sharp (30 Oct 1998)
  28. US Wyatt Alex Zastrow (9 Nov 1998)
  29. US Robert L Burdic (15 Dec 1998)
  30. US Dave Carson (16 Dec 1998)
  31. US Laurence Mapp (16 Dec 1998)
  32. US David L. Montigny (29 Dec 1998)
  33. US David R. Kirk (7 Jan 1999) - From my old company UUNET!
  34. US Mike Marfino & Vince Mele (15 Feb 1999)
  35. NZ Gary Shingles (16 Feb 1999)
  36. UK Ben Bronks (23 Feb 1999)
  37. US Erek Adams (2 Mar 1999)
  38. US Ethan Melloul (2 Mar 1999)
  39. US Derek J. Middleton (6 Mar 1999)
  40. US Keith Humanitzki (13 Mar 1999)
  41. US Colin Anthony Bloch (17 Mar 1999)
  42. US Patrick W. Gilmore (26 Mar 1999)
  43. US Mike Knoll (7 Apr 1999)
  44. US Mark I Manning IV (8 Apr 1999)
Side Note: The USA is still ahead, but the International Crowd is making its move! 77.2% of the people who answered correctly have been from the US, 22.8% have been from outside of the US, and the other one has been a foreign national claiming to be American with no proof of citizenship. Hmmmmmm...

Side Note 2: Apologies to Alec and Chad whom I thought had cheated and told each other the answer, but found out later that they didn't. OOPS!

Side Note 3: Mike Marfino and Vince Mele worked on it together, so they are being counted as 1 correct answer together.

Side Note 4: If you don't see your name up here, then you may have answered correctly, but not supported your answer with any RFC's, or even submitted any proofs. You need to do that so I know you REALLY know what you are talking about, and didn't just copy off of someone elses paper!!!

Here are some FUNNY responses (that are wrong) that I've gotten already -- HELLO -- this isn't an EASY question.


Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 12:14:40 -0400
From: Michael McIntyre 
To: "'beckman@purplecow.com'" 
Subject: Solution?
 
Please tell me there is something more interesting going on here than
you getting 3508506659 either registered or hacked into the namesever.
-mike

Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 11:53:41 -0400
From: Michael McIntyre 
To: "'beckman@purplecow.com'" 
Subject: RE: Solution?
 
OK. I'm not an idiot. Would you mind giving me a hint as to what is so
special about that page?  I am a 34 year old entrepreur and software
developer with 20 years of experience, but I've not been doing any web
development yet.

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 16:07:49 -0600 From: Curtis_Kayfish@lgs.ca To: beckman@purplecow.com Subject: 3508506659 I believe that 3508506659 is just the Domain name registered to ip 209.31.144.42. Peace, Curtis Kayfish
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 16:41:37 -0500 From: al cox To: beckman@purplecow.com Subject: location simply look in the browser address window
This is the best answer yet!

Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 07:14:28 PST From: James Goldenstein To: beckman@purplecow.com Subject: http://3508506659/~beckman/ip/ It works becouse it is on the same server. Becouse it's told to pull info from http://3508506659/~beckman/ip/ to purplecow.com but if you link it to http://3508506659/~beckman/ip/ it will show that url put still be on the same server in the same spot Am I right?? James
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