1e100.net

Doing a netstat -b -f revealed my browser connects a few times to *.1e100.net, a domain as popular as Google.com. A whois search reveals something I never knew about google

1e100.net is a Google-owned domain name used to identify the servers in our network.

In true Google style it ultimately has a sensible origin.

Most typical Internet users will never see 1e100.net, but we picked a Googley name for it just in case (1e100 is scientific notation for 1 googol)..

Apparently where Google got its name too..

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