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

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

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a248.e.akamai.net ; 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
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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

MyOwnGirl
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This thread has nothing to do with blocking.

Ashton
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There is a  chance that your host file is compromised. Navigate to the following file and open it with notepad.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

A clean host file will look like what I pasted below. If your host file has extra entries, you may want to delete the content (not the file) and copy and paste the below information and save. Keep in mind that SpyBot Search and Destroy will add a bunch of entries if you are using that program and is considered safe.

 

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost
::1             localhost

 

 

Anonymous Visitor
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An alternative that worked for me was to go to the command prompt ( right click > "Run as administrator" if using windows vista) and to type "ipconfig /flushdns." You should get: Windows IP Configuration Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. Then clear your browser's cache as an extra-measure.
Anonymous Visitor
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Thanks,,,, this worked for me. This problem started happening to me since last week I started protesting in facebook against the corrupted politicians running the planet... I think it must be agent hackers trying to get my facebook account password to stop me VIVA SPANISH REVOLUTION!!! you probably dont see it in the news and they are trying to stop us ,,, but is spreading in many countries around the world....the people are waking up and rising
hubby
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if "ipconfig /flushdns" fixed your problem, then your problem has nothing to do with anyone trying to hack into your Facebook.. sorry to burst your bubble..

Anonymous Visitor
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Very suspicious that this started happening now that I am protesting....Why not before??? In case you have not noticed, the bubble already had busted. Thats why we are in a crisis. Wake up
hubby
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the flushdns command resolves issues on your computer with how it stores & resolves DNS information, so it has nothing to do with your Facebook account.. They probably tracked down who you were from your IP address using a botnet and mounted a massive Denial Of Service (DOS) attack against you and your ISP. This is the only logical explanation.. Watch your back bro.

Anonymous Visitor
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Ok, This comment right here is what I believe has happened to me. The DOS or this denial of services with facebook has been happening with me since my email was hacked. Also, there is a person who KNOWS what is going on on my facebook and I have no idea how. Could these be linked? Are they just DOS attacking now because they might not have my password anymore. It's just that sometimes it happens at very odd times....like when I am emailing the person who I think is doing it, and then it stops and starts up. When I threaten to go to the police (on this person because other things have been copied and manipulated and sent back to me even from the texts in my phone) it stops for a while...then starts back up again....I believe in all my soul that it has something to do with a 'picture of the day' hack I received when i was naive and put my username and password in...I even talked to a data forensics specialist in Las Vegas that told me that is how whoever got in, got in. Any thoughts on this? Sound crazy?
I KNOW I was hacked through my email. I have been researching this issue for a year now...tried all the possibilites to rectify it, but I have always sensed it was an 'attack' of some sort due to the timing.

PD
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same situation in Chrome going on here... got this error when trying to go to asp page: An error occurred while processing your request. Reference #97.5c600c50.1281146300.6972eda any suggestions?

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