mediafire dl link questions

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  1. Mutikasa

    Mutikasa Power Member

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    a.) Why is the question mark without any variable:
    Code:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?z33g4f7xyz2x2fi
    . What is that? Why it isn't ?z=33g4...?

    b.) download link for this is:
    Code:
    http://199.91.152.234/io2rsejwihig/z33g4f7xyz2x2fi/Deal+Site+Profit-6.rar
    which is put inside the <div>:
    Code:
    <div class="download_link" id="d5394ef0c3d0bdc51952b03d674b1c4d" name="d5394ef0c3d0bdc51952b03d674b1c4d">
    Now, what does all this strings represent?
    there is:
    1. z33g4... in the url and in the download link
    2. io2rse... in the download link
    3. d5394.... in the div name

    Why the need to have so much random strings?
    I wanna know how are they created and why.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Imagine you have a gazillion files and you need a way to access them uniquely via a url.

    One simple solution is to create a hash whose properties include the almost certainty that you 'll never get the same from 2 different inputs. Then you use this hash to reference the file.