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Patrick Sullivan
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      05-06-2005
Does anyone know how to stop the deploy.akamaitechnologies.com TCP
connection permanently? It pops up and hogs bandwidth and I hate it.
Firewall, eStop, antivirus, HOSTS file, nothing stops it!

running ie6, w2k svrc pac 4 with all security updates, Zonealarm firewall,
avg antivirus, antispyware programs, etc. Is this some FBI or Microsoft spy
program?



 
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David H. Lipman
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      05-06-2005
From: "Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| Does anyone know how to stop the deploy.akamaitechnologies.com TCP
| connection permanently? It pops up and hogs bandwidth and I hate it.
| Firewall, eStop, antivirus, HOSTS file, nothing stops it!
|
| running ie6, w2k svrc pac 4 with all security updates, Zonealarm firewall,
| avg antivirus, antispyware programs, etc. Is this some FBI or Microsoft spy
| program?
|

No its a third party server system used by many reputable companies.

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Juergen Nieveler
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      05-06-2005
"Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Does anyone know how to stop the deploy.akamaitechnologies.com TCP
> connection permanently? It pops up and hogs bandwidth and I hate it.


Did you install something that automatically updates?

Akamai isn't a spyware company, they're a giant webhoster, specialised
in load-balanced hosting for companies so that you can ever download
files at the best possible speed.

They're quite often used as a download place for automatic updates, for
example for antivirus-software.

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Patrick Sullivan
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      05-06-2005
Well, I use avg and zonealarm, with aoutoupdate, but even with those
temporarily turned off, I still get the connnections. I have no file sharing
programs installed. When I am not browsing or emailing, chatting etc, I like
to see no downloading activity going on. It all began when a friend asked me
to look on the local public bus system's website for maps and scheduling
info last week. Want the URL so you can get infected?

Thanks for the info, now I still don't like the idea.

"Juergen Nieveler" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> > Does anyone know how to stop the deploy.akamaitechnologies.com TCP
> > connection permanently? It pops up and hogs bandwidth and I hate it.

>
> Did you install something that automatically updates?
>
> Akamai isn't a spyware company, they're a giant webhoster, specialised
> in load-balanced hosting for companies so that you can ever download
> files at the best possible speed.
>
> They're quite often used as a download place for automatic updates, for
> example for antivirus-software.
>
> Juergen Nieveler
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David H. Lipman
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      05-06-2005
From: "Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| Well, I use avg and zonealarm, with aoutoupdate, but even with those
| temporarily turned off, I still get the connnections. I have no file sharing
| programs installed. When I am not browsing or emailing, chatting etc, I like
| to see no downloading activity going on. It all began when a friend asked me
| to look on the local public bus system's website for maps and scheduling
| info last week. Want the URL so you can get infected?
|
| Thanks for the info, now I still don't like the idea.

I just downloaded the Trend Micro Pattern File 615 and it downloaded via an Akamai
Technologies web server.

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Jim Watt
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      05-06-2005
On Fri, 6 May 2005 13:19:52 -0500, "Patrick Sullivan"
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>Thanks for the info, now I still don't like the idea.


If we had a FAQ Akamai would be one of the topics as its
often raised; why not ask them what their purpose is?

I got a very detailed reply, and basically what they do is
host content for other peoples websites to speed up
delivery.

If you are in Belgium and access a site in Australia, Akamai
deliver the large stuff from a server local to you to cut down
delays and make better use of the Internet. The content may
be large files, or adverts.

Its a business model that works. The general view is also
that it is harmless and useful.
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      05-07-2005
"Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to stop the deploy.akamaitechnologies.com TCP
> connection permanently? It pops up and hogs bandwidth and I hate it.
> Firewall, eStop, antivirus, HOSTS file, nothing stops it!
>
> running ie6, w2k svrc pac 4 with all security updates, Zonealarm
> firewall,
> avg antivirus, antispyware programs, etc. Is this some FBI or
> Microsoft spy
> program?
>
>
>



Is Automatic Updates service enabled? Is Windows configured to
automatically check for updates (and perhaps download them)? Akamai is
used by Microsoft to provide world-wide load-balancing for all Windows
users.

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Patrick Sullivan
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      05-09-2005
Yes, checking for updates is enabled, but not installing without permission.
I was downloading/installing updates from Windows Update when I noticed it,
I believe. But that's done, and my machine is not a server, so I do not want
MS or anyone else using it for load balancing. I wonder if I can find
anything in the registry, I am going to look in there. Thanks to all.
patrick

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> "Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Does anyone know how to stop the deploy.akamaitechnologies.com TCP
> > connection permanently? It pops up and hogs bandwidth and I hate it.
> > Firewall, eStop, antivirus, HOSTS file, nothing stops it!
> >
> > running ie6, w2k svrc pac 4 with all security updates, Zonealarm
> > firewall,
> > avg antivirus, antispyware programs, etc. Is this some FBI or
> > Microsoft spy
> > program?
> >
> >
> >

>
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> Is Automatic Updates service enabled? Is Windows configured to
> automatically check for updates (and perhaps download them)? Akamai is
> used by Microsoft to provide world-wide load-balancing for all Windows
> users.
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David H. Lipman
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      05-09-2005
From: "Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| Yes, checking for updates is enabled, but not installing without permission.
| I was downloading/installing updates from Windows Update when I noticed it,
| I believe. But that's done, and my machine is not a server, so I do not want
| MS or anyone else using it for load balancing. I wonder if I can find
| anything in the registry, I am going to look in there. Thanks to all.
| patrick

You just don't get it !

Load Balancing has nothing to do with YOUR PC. It has to do with a distribution service
(FTP or HTTP).
Think about it....
How do you allow millions of customers (clients) to download MegaBytes of data ?

By Load Balancing the servers through a 3rd party hosting company such as Akamai Tech.

It isn't going to be in the Registry. Akamai isn't software residing on your computer. It
is Domain Name resolution redirection to the load-balanced site.

For example;
ping -a www.trendmicro.com

Pinging a151.g.akamai.net [130.81.64.50] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 130.81.64.50: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=58
Reply from 130.81.64.50: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=58
Reply from 130.81.64.50: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=58
Reply from 130.81.64.50: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=58

Ping statistics for 130.81.64.50:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 12ms, Maximum = 13ms, Average = 12ms

Notice that although I requested a PING on the Domain "trendmicro.com", it returned a host
at the Domain "akamai.net".

It is that simple.

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      05-09-2005
"Patrick Sullivan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Yes, checking for updates is enabled, but not installing without
> permission.
> I was downloading/installing updates from Windows Update when I
> noticed it,
> I believe.


Well, your choice to download the update files (but not to install
them). I prefer to simply notify me that there are updates and then
decide to download them.


> But that's done, and my machine is not a server, so I do not want
> MS or anyone else using it for load balancing.


You are Akamai? No one said your computer was behaving as a server in
regard to Windows updates. You are a *client* that has asked to
*download* the updates so, yes, you have configured your Windows to
connect the and download those files. Since Microsoft uses Akamai to
provide global load-balancing of updates, it is likely Akamai has other
customers so you might be using other software that also connects to
Akamai.

> I wonder if I can find
> anything in the registry, I am going to look in there. Thanks to all.


Change the Windows Update feature to prompt you when updates are
available (and NOT to download the updates whether you install them or
not).

 
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