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Re: Pentesting a Web Applicaton behind Akamai Technology
From: Dotzero <dotzero () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 12:19:00 -0400

On 16 May 2007 13:41:54 -0000, grd () netexpert ch <grd () netexpert ch> wrote:
Hi everybody,



I'm doing a Pentest on a Web Application for a client. The only information I have is the DNS name of the website. After doing the basic 
steps of footprint and enumeration, I found out that the IP adress of the website is not in the IP range of the client and is owned by Akamai 
Technology. It means that if I'm going on with the furter steps of pentesting, I'll pentest Akamai and not the "real" 
website of the client.



Is there a way to find the "real" IP address of the website ?



Has everyone faced this kind of configuration ?



For information, this is the header of the website when attempting a page that doesn't exist :


It is possible that there is no "Real" IP address of the website.
Akamai has a service offering called netstorage. Some of their
customers upload the files to netstorage and they pull them from
netstorage when their edgeservers get a request.

They also have an offering called edgecomputing where the application
lives on their servers.

The fact that you were given "Akamai" does not automagically mean
there is an origin server.

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