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Re: OT: Akamai DNS and Yahoo
From: n3td3v <xploitable () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 23:29:23 +0000

On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 16:16:20 -0700, John Neiberger
<john.neiberger () efirstbank com> wrote:
Yes, yahoo had an incident with its DNS in the past week(s) with its
dns configuration with regards of "akadns". Yahoo! security team were
alerted my myself as soon as abnormal behaviour was reported by the
scripts i have running on various yahoo and aka servers to get upto
date status.

The problem first started from what I monitored from Yahoo! having
address in the address bar as "yahoo.akadns.com" to Yahoo! serving a
blank HTML/PHP as the homepage, while still showing "Yahoo!" as the
HTML title of the homepage document. (proving my network was not at
fault from network disruption, yahoo and more focused akadns was to
blame for the spate of outages one day in the past week(s).)

Thanks, this is really good information to have! Someone else suggested
that I contact Akamai support so I sent them an email about it. It will
be interesting to see if/how they respond.

Has anyone from Yahoo replied to you about this with some useful


Yes and in all fairness this deserves to goto the list. I alerted
yahoo as soon as the differences occured. Yahoo! had not learnt about
the homepage outages which were happening on every 5 page refreshes
from my own investigations (manually after initially alerted by

Yahoo! thanked me for the information and extended that by saying they
would carry out further investigations on the incident and check every
last possibility for the spate of outages which were not continuious,
but if you were online at the time, the homepage would disappear into
a blank page every so often (it wasn't a full outage).



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