RE: [Full-Disclosure] Akamai
From: Chris Carlson (chris_at_compucounts.com)
To: "james edwards" <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 17:47:07 -0400
Need to register, but it's no hassle.
I'd mirror to my server, but copyright blah blah blah.
Anyone have any more info?
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> james edwards
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> > I've just been told that it was a DoS. No details.
> Unlikely, Akamai is an overlay network & the root content
> node is not reachable.
> Akamai can in real time spread web traffic through out their
> global network of servers, diluting a DoS to the point it is
> not significant. It is more likely that the complexity of the
> overlay network was the cause. Last week it was a DNS issue
> and it seemed much the same this week. Provided you know the
> IP's of the content servers you would find they were still
> up. At least that was what I as seeing.
> Here is some info on Overlay Networks:
> Dr. Andersons "Mayday: Distributed Filtering for Internet Services "
> is quite interesting.
> James H. Edwards
> Routing and Security Administrator
> At the Santa Fe Office: Internet at Cyber Mesa
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> (505) 795-7101
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