Looking for an Akamai contact, strange DoS traffic sourcing from Akamai sources

Tom Beecher tbeecher at localnet.com
Thu Jan 20 16:46:36 CST 2011


I've received a couple of responses off list, and am now in touch with 
Akamai directly.

I appreciate everyone's assistance.

On 1/20/2011 4:04 PM, Tom Beecher wrote:
> I'm looking for an Akamai contact to try and address a strange situation.
>
> We have multiple sites across the country that aggregate 56k dialup 
> customers. Different sites are randomly experiencing inbound traffic 
> spikes that are overwhelming the uplinks to our carriers, causing DoS 
> situations.  These spikes far exceed the bandwidth that could possibly 
> be used by the number of dialup customers connected. We've been able 
> to trace the source of the traffic to Akamai boxes, but so far have 
> been unable to reach anyone at Akamai to discuss the situation. We're 
> attempting to get payload information, but the traffic volume is 
> making it slow going setting up packet captures at these sites remotely.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Tom
>

-- 
Thomas Beecher II
Senior Network Administrator
LocalNet Corp.
CoreComm Internet Services
tbeecher at localnet.com





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