Say I own a domain name
www.example.com and I’d like to host some resources on it, but being reasonably hidden from the public.
Since a 256 bits has a sufficiently large entropy to prevent an exhaustive traversal, is it correct to consider any URL from my website that contains a hash, as hidden and secured ?
For example if I want to temporarily host a secret item on the domain, I could simply put it at
- Crawlers won’t be able to find it
- Malicious users won’t be able to find it
- The URL won’t be published anywhere, so search engines won’t index it (kinda linked to point 1)
- It won’t be in the sitemap
I’m just wondering if there are any practical applications of that kind of scheme in the real world ?