a248.e.akamai.net Facebook or Yahoo error?

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jleo35
a248.e.akamai.net Facebook or Yahoo error?

Does anyone know what this akamai.net is? i usually spend an hour trying to figure out things myself, but i got mixed results with this. Everytime i login to yahoo, it says, at the bottom left, "transferring data a248.e.akamai.net". My zone alarm says in the component area, that there is something called mrtstub.exe (malicious) using a248.e.akamai.net. i tried to get it off manually & through my "so called" internet protectors/programs, but no luck. i wonder why im having so many issues lately!

   

   

Ashton
Re: a248.e.akamai.net ???????

Funny how the most innocuous posts can be so difficult.

a248.e.akamai.net is a fast caching service that many large companies use to store their update lists and provide secure connections, like Wells Fargo. The following are some cut and pastes:

"Akamia is a fast caching solution for websites whiuch have a great number of hits. These websites store there gifs and seldom changing popular apps at this cache hosting company. Numerous companies such as McAfee.com, Wells Fargo, B of A etc. post data and programs to Akamia. McAfee posts there DAT files at this location to support the user community in grabbing the latest DAT when a new virus threat hits. Several years ago McAfee ranked 23rd out of all websites in terms of activity. At present many companies would require 3 to 10 OC4 transmission lines. An OC4 is 28 T3's which is 784 T1's) to handle the volume of traffic. Many companies would not be able to stay in the .com world without Akamia."

"Try visiting https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp right now.

You should see something like:
<catalog>
<provider />

catalog>

If you do not see this, then you are being blocked from a248.e.akamai.net, the server that Windows Update uses to store the update list."

Anonymous Visitor
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I was seeing this too. Thank you!

Anonymous Visitor
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I am on a linux system and see the akamai thing every time I try to log out of my sky email. Any help for non-windows people? Thanks
Anonymous Visitor
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what router are you using if any?
Anonymous Visitor
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I'm using my Sky router. I don't get the message when using my pc, only when using my netbook - both use the same router.
Anonymous Visitor
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Since I'm not a linux guy, my advice would be to unplug and plug again the router to reset your connection settings. This seems to fix the problem, resetting in some way your connection settings. Probably also try getting a firmware update if it doesn't work.
Anonymous Visitor
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I unlplugged then plugged in my router, but the message still appears on my netbook when signing out of my sky mail. What do you mean by firmware?
Anonymous Visitor
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A bad but efficient way to put is that it's the operating system of your router. Check in the manufacturer's website to see if the firmware on your router is outdated. Also verify if updating your specific model is a good idea.
Anonymous Visitor
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Thank you ! I was wondering about this too!

Anonymous Visitor
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so if i am being blocked what am i to do

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