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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 05:49 PM

FYI...from the Internet Storm Center:

- http://isc.sans.org/...date=2004-05-23
Updated May 24th 2004 15:21 UTC
"It appears that websites that use Akamai's distribution system are currently not reachable. Security related web sites effected are symantec.com and trendmicro.com. Virus updates may fail as a result. Further details are currently not available and updates will be posted here as they become available...According to a post to NANOG, the outage may be the result of a DDOS attack. At this point, Akamai has no ETA for a resolution..."

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 06:27 PM

FYI...

- http://isc.sans.org/...date=2004-05-23
"...Akamai posted this statement: "Due to a peering problem between ATT and UUNet, a subset of UUNet users may have experienced problems accessing Akamai delivered sites between 8-10pm EDT on Saturday May 22, 2004. The problem has been fully resolved..."

(...so they say, but problems intermittently accessing www.sarc.com and www.trendmicro.com appear to remain...)

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 06:20 AM

FYI...from the Internet Storm Center:

Akamai Problems...
- http://isc.sans.org/...date=2004-05-24
Updated May 25th 2004 03:17 UTC
"Akamai, the largest of the large scale content delivery services was not delivering content earlier today. According to a post from Akamai: "An isolated issue occurred this morning (roughly during the period of 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET), where multiple Akamai customers experienced intermittent performance and availability degradation. This degradation was the result of a bug within one of Akamaiís backend content control management tools, which allows the expiration of content on the Akamai network. The degradation was not a result of any outside interference with Akamaiís network (such as Denial of Service or hacking). Upon identification of the bug, Akamai quickly took corrective action which returned customers to normal service levels. Akamai is currently putting measures in place to return the content management tool to its normal working order and is adding safeguards such that the issue will not occur in the future. In the meantime, Akamai customers are able to serve their content through the Akamai Network normally."

So, although it sounds like the rollout of a new version of an internal tool caused them to essentially DoS themselves, things seem to be all better now..."

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 06:21 PM

FYI...

- http://www.computerw...4,93427,00.html
MAY 25, 2004
"...The tool in question allows Akamai customers to specify how long Web site content hosted on Akamai's global server network should remain before being updated. Once Akamai staff determined the cause of the problem, they disabled that tool and the performance of the customer sites returned to normal. Akamai declined to comment on how many servers or customers were affected, citing company policy not to name customers, Young said. The company is working to restore the content management tool to service and is putting measures in place to prevent future outages."

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