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Hide IP in url

Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:12 AM

Hi everyone,

My webpage will redirect the user to a ftp url. When the user click on the link they get redirected to the link showing the ip as ftp://111.*.*.*. Can i hide he ip from showing in url. Please give me a idea.
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Re: Hide IP in url

Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:50 AM

If you are redirecting to a numbered IP then no. You would have to redirect to a text based url.
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Re: Hide IP in url

Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

http://no-ip.com.

Secure? Yes.

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Re: Hide IP in url

Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:25 AM

It's not really 'hiding' the url, it's really an issue of using DNS or not.
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Re: Hide IP in url

Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

View PostJacksonD, on 28 October 2011 - 10:37 PM, said:

Secure? Yes.


No and no. Somewhere, an IP address is used for protocols like FTP, HTTP, etc. You must find the other end of the conversation, or you simply can't have one.

Now, if you have data on an ftp server, and an http server, and you wish to serve up that data without making the ftp server publicly available, you could proxy via the web page. You do not redirect them and let the ftp server do the work. Rather you have a web server side script, PHP, whatever your poison, read from the ftp server and then send the results to the client. This is how you hide the resource you're using. Simply pointing someone at the resource means they must know about it.
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