Changes between Version 104 and Version 105 of doc/meek


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Aug 16, 2014, 5:22:33 PM (6 years ago)
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dcf
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Link a paper on Akamai URLs. https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/ratul/akamai/freeflow.pdf

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    149149[http://www.akamai.com Akamai] is a CDN.
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    151 [https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/atlas/domains/akamaihd.net.html HTTPS Everywhere rule for akamai.net]. I don't know what's so special about the [https://a248.e.akamai.net a248.e.akamai.net] name. For example, [https://a247.e.akamai.net/ a247] and [https://a249.e.akamai.net/ a249] exist, but the certificate they serve is only good for "*.akamaihd.net", "*.akamaihd-staging.net", and "a248.e.akamai.net".
     151[https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/atlas/domains/akamaihd.net.html HTTPS Everywhere rule for akamai.net]. I don't know what's so special about the [https://a248.e.akamai.net a248.e.akamai.net] name. For example, [https://a247.e.akamai.net/ a247] and [https://a249.e.akamai.net/ a249] exist, but the certificate they serve is only good for "*.akamaihd.net", "*.akamaihd-staging.net", and "a248.e.akamai.net". [https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/ratul/akamai/freeflow.pdf This paper] describes the structure of Akamai URLs; some of it is driven by historical use when browsers didn't send Host or SNI.
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    153153It might be easier and cheaper to get Akamai through a reseller. For example [https://www.liquidweb.com/services/cdn.html Liquid Web] posts a price list, $100/month for up to 1000 GB. [http://lw.rrfaae.com/2012/07/using-liquid-webs-cdn-with-wordpress-via-w3-total-cache/ This blog post] describes how to use WordPress with the Liquid Web CDN. In that example they use a custom CNAME, cdn.lw.rrfaae.com, which for me has the reverse DNS a1711.g1.akamai.net. I can grab an HTTPS version of the blog while fronting through a248.e.akamai.net: