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Re: Web Bottleneck

From: Weifeng Bao <wbao@san-jose.tt.slb.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 16:49:45 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200003292149.NAA18959@elm>
To: jern@spaceaix.jhuapl.edu
Cc: www-talk@w3.org

Akamai (www.akamai.com) provides the caching service.   Content delivery
companies, such as yahoo, put their static but traffic intensive contents, such
as images, to akamai servers instead of hosting by themselves.   Akamai suppose
to find the nearest server to your machine and send the content to you.   
Akamai doesn't "block" web usage, instead, the purpose is to accelerate the
access speed and it is how akamai makes money.    

jern@spaceaix.jhuapl.edu (Bob Jernigan) wrote:
> Lately I've noticed that web pages with banners are
> taking a long time to load and sometime fail. The
> browser status line usually says something like
> Connect: Contacting host a188.g.akamaitech.net
> Using google to search for "akamaitech" turns up
> 1829 hits.  Seems that akamaitech has found an effective
> way to block web usage.
> Anyone else experiencing this?  I've had a lot of complaints
> from our Intranet community.
> bob jernigan
> The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Received on Wednesday, 29 March 2000 17:31:25 UTC

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