Block akamai ?

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L2 Linker

Block akamai ?

Are there any users that are blocking akamai? Some sites lose functionality if you block akamai. Any feedback would be great.

Thanks.

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L3 Networker

Re: Block akamai ?

Don't think it'll be a good idea as different domain uses akamai as distributor.

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L3 Networker

Re: Block akamai ?

I had to white list it for some of the sites we use call this and its got to run in order for the site to function.

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L6 Presenter

Re: Block akamai ?

Akamai is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) where many web sites subscribe to distribute their contents. Other CDNs can be found like mqcdn.com for mapquest and turnercdn.com for cnn.  If you block these CDNs you will see broken web pages because the contents (images, videos, flash, etc) of the page may be coming from these CDN sites.

The URL category for CDN is for measurement purpose so the admin can see how much bandwidth is used by CDN.  Typically, you would allow CDN sites and do not log so it does not fill up the log storage.

Thanks.

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