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Luca [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 17, 2007
15 years ago8,281 views

I've found a strange domain pointing to google.

www.ghut.org

Yes, anyone can "point" a domain to google , nothing news. but the singularity is that this domain is comprised in a "IP zone" managed by the google Autonomous System 15169 , and apparently it have only two subdomain :" www" and "cdn-google" (cdn-google.ghut.org)

only a coincidence ??

[Unlinked links, just in case there's anything dodgy going on – Tony]

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

<< and apparently it have only two subdomain >>

Where did you find that information? There's at least one more:

   google.ghut.org

In fact, it allows any domain in the form of *google*.ghut.org – and the following variations seem to work too, all pointing to Google:

   g-o-o-g-l-e.ghut.org
   g-o-g-l-e.ghut.org
   g-g-l-e.ghut.org
   g-g.ghut.org

And many others too – try them yourself...

Luca [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

i've extracted the information from the AS(autonomous system) .
in effect it seem to work with any subdomain : try :
http://whateweryouwant.ghut.org/ or http://asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasd.ghut.org/

like was the "qos" google domain in the past , accepting any subdomain before qos. (i think they fix to prevent spam or phishing)

for a more accurate "diving" try robtex.com (http://www.robtex.com/ip/64.233.167.99.html) for example :-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Weird. I'd tried test.ghut.org and got an error so just assumed it wouldn't work for any subdomain.

BTW, please could you explain what you mean by the "Google Autonomous System 15169" – you totally lost me there!

Luca [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

wow , in effect it work for "anysubdomain" except something like "test" ( but http://froogle.ghut.org/ work and point to Froogle!!! ) and also http://groups.ghut.org/.

so , about the AS15169 it's too long to explain here. take a look of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_system_(Internet) .
in other words any large organization ( like google , or an university or a service provider ) normally manage an AS .
in the past , these systems were fully accessible by anyone for verify ip traffic, hops and so, via specific tools or via some "lookin glasses"

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Thanks, Luca. BTW, that robtex.com site is pretty useful – I'd never seen it before!

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