Re: PCA failling with some inetnumresolutions of a248.e.akamai.net
Xu, Ying (Houston <Ying.Xu <at> littonloan.com>
2010-04-09 16:10:03 GMT
New quarterly patch schedule.
Ying Xu <yxu <at> littonloan.com>
4828 Loop Central Dr. Houston TX 77081
From: pca-bounces <at> lists.univie.ac.at
[mailto:pca-bounces <at> lists.univie.ac.at] On Behalf Of Glenn Satchell
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 6:47 AM
To: PCA (Patch Check Advanced) Discussion
Subject: Re: [pca] PCA failling with some inetnumresolutions of
On 04/07/10 18:22, Martin Paul wrote:
> Michael Jackson wrote:
>> Has anyone else noticed any change in the behaviour of the Akamai
>> download servers in the last couple of days -- particularly if you're
>> in the UK?
> Seems as if you were (temporarily) redirected to a different set of
> local servers, and at least one of them had problems. Judging from my
> logfiles, the name a248.e.akamai.net is constant (it's probably Sun's
> handle with Akamai).
> Here in Austria, I've been redirected to Akamai servers in the
> 193.170.140.* network almost exclusively for the last months.
>> Martin: As far as PCA is concerned, would it be possible to add
>> something in the debugging output that showed a) the date/timestamp
>> of the last successful Akamai download, and b) the a248.e ip address
>> successfully downloaded from.
> I'm not sure whether I understand what you really want here, but all
> that output is coming directly from wget anyway, so there's not much I
> can change here. If you want to collect debug data, I recommend
> setting up a local caching proxy with debug enabled. I have that, and
> so I could e.g. grep for "Resolving a248.e.akamai.net" in
> /tmp/pca-proxy-debug.txt easily to see whether something has changed.
That's the magic of akamai.net. Today this resolves to the following IP
addresses, which just happen to be at my ISP, so I get nearly full speed
downloads for patches :)
% host a248.e.akamai.net
a248.e.akamai.net has address 18.104.22.168 a248.e.akamai.net has
I'm pretty sure these particular akamai servers have been in place for a
couple of years at least, they are used by windows update and
sun.com/downloads (solaris ISOs for example) as well.
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