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I've been doing this wrong my whole (IT) life, so many keystrokes wasted:

> If you instead write the IP address as two numbers with a dot in between, the first number is assumed to be 8 bits and the next one a 24 bit one. And you can keep on mixing the bases as you see like.
> ...
> This allows for some fun shortcuts when the 24 bit number contains a lot of zeroes. Like you can shorten “127.0.0.1” to just “127.1” and it still works and is perfectly legal.

daniel.haxx.se/blog/2021/04/19

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