akamai rate limiting?

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Wed Sep 21 23:43:05 UTC 2011

On Sep 20, 2011, at 11:17 PM, Cameron Byrne wrote:
> On Sep 20, 2011 7:54 PM, "Joseph Gersch" <joe.gersch at secure64.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone know if Akamai edgesuite servers rate limits or blacklists
>> caching servers that query it too often?  It appears that queries are timing
>> out if we exceed a query load to edgesuite.
>> Does anyone at Akamai know if there are any changes to rate limiting or
>> an abnormally high load?

> Akamai traffic is dropping on my network now.
> Emailed their noc, no eta on fix

Cameron & I have been in contact off-list, and all issues have been resolved.

More generally: Hopefully it will come as no surprise that Akamai has some rate-limiting parameters configured.  The Internet is a nasty place, and every contentious provider should have protections in place.

If anyone sees any problems with Akamai name servers or anything else, noc at akamai.com is monitored 24/7 and should be able to either help directly, or get you in touch with the right people who can.


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