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address resolve

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is it possible to take an address like the following and translate it to an ip address...also what is the technical terminology for such an address

yes i know the first part is an arbitrary username

fumanchu@831ef56.25a4ad7.dsl.bell.ca

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fumanchu@831ef56.25a4ad7.dsl.bell.ca

It looks to me like that hostname is an rDNS or Reverse DNS record. However that specific one doesn't resolve back to an IP for me...

sp2382b ~ # host 831ef56.25a4ad7.dsl.bell.ca
Host 831ef56.25a4ad7.dsl.bell.ca not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

Anyone else have any thoughts?

-Dr^ZigMan

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yeah i see how its similar to what you would get from a traceroute

im just curious because i see it in mirc

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Some IRC servers obfusticate the first part of their users rDNS, This is for security purposes..

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Yes, I was about to say it looks like an IRC obfuscated hostname. If that's the case, you probably won't be able to get the hostname from the IRC server at all. That's not the only way though.

Set up a web server somewhere and post a link. Wait for them to click on it and grab the hostname from the logs. Some clients also accept DCC requests automatically as well, or you can talk them into accepting the request.

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