From comprehensive analysis of all the out-going links on Stack Overflow it was determined that in the vast majority of cases
IP Address rooted links are either broken from get go, or break in short order.
We would like to correct this issue as early as possible.
On the 1st of May 2012 there were approximately 3000 posts on Stack Overflow with IP address based links with a
host matching the following pattern:
The vast majority of these links are broken and/or link nowhere.
To correct this issue:
- If it is a legitimate link, find the correct host name and link to it. For example use:
- If it is a non-legitimate link, wrap it in a code block by wrapping it with `.