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The path of a request goes to the server [duplicate]

I have presentation about internet servers and I am going to talk about request,respond,DNS, CDNs and etc... I want a simple image that can show what happen when a request send form a client and goes ...
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How does an Web Accelerator differ from a simple WebServer or CDN?

I was reading an article about Web Application configurations and I came across the concept of a Web Accelerator, but reading the list of features it seems it provides pretty much of the features that ...
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Different Amazon EC2 instances with same IP

I am looking at building something similar to a CDN and am wondering if it would be possible to do this with EC2 instances, setting their IP address to be the same? I would like to use the Anycast ...
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CDN vs Server upgrade?

Does a CDN help alleviate server load? My current server is getting overloaded and I am contemplating between using CDN vs just upgrading the server. I am under the impression that CDN will take most ...
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browsing new data; not cached data [duplicate]

How do I cause Firefox to display only new data; not cached data. In particular I am concerned about old data in all interstitial locations such as Content Delivery Networks (CDN) that have what ...
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Troubleshooting acute latency of Akamai CDN

Since yesterday I cannot load a number of web-sites which all seem to depend on Akamai CDNs. Not affected web-sites work fine, no problems with speed or anything. The web-sites I cannot load are: ...
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Bypass OpenDNS and use ISP DNS servers for CDNs (DD-WRT)

I'm using OpenDNS at home with a DD-WRT router (Buffalo Airstation). While OpenDNS is great for many things, Content Delivery Networks don't play nice with it. I noticed this when I tried to rent a ...
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How to fool Akamai and other CDN?

Seems like CDN's are configured like all Russia is Europe and it gives servers from Europe, but east part of country has better connection with Japan. I want to trick CDN's to think that i am from ...
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cdn with nginx - redirect back if not found

I need to configure cdn with nginx for images. GeoIp is working fine, but i have a problem with images that are not found on cdn server. I configured nginx the following way: Client requests the ...
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Prevent Browser from Opening Download Window for CDN

I use Rackspace CloudFiles CDN. Apparently the way that Akamai works (company that backs CloudFiles program) is that the mime-type is an image and will force the user to download it - I can still use ...
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Alternative CDN to Google and Microsoft [closed]

For hotlinking to js, css files I use Google and Microsoft's CDN servers: https://developers.google.com/speed/libraries/devguide?hl=tr http://www.asp.net/ajaxlibrary/cdn.ashx But it seems like they ...
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Are there any CDNs that can be mounted like a filesystem

I am running a project with an architecture, that can currently serve content only from local filesystem. I want to store content at some CDN. Is there any way (or specific CDNs) I can mount a CDN as ...
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Upload to multiple CDN servers simultaneously via FTP or SSH

Right now I'm uploading files like so: Connect to first server Upload to first server Connect to second server Ulpoad to second server And so on.. Is there some software what can ulpoad my files ...
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Slow download bandwith from Akamai when using company's DNS

I'm working in a company which got its own DNS servers, like many companies do. But I think they are not well configured. When I download files from popular CDNs like Akamai (read AppStore and Apple ...
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How to force Apache to answer only to Cloudflare?

I'm sure you all know what Cloudflare is (it's a very famous CDN). What I want to do, is force my Apache HTTP server to ONLY answer to Cloudflare. I want Apache to ignore and close or not respond to ...
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How do CDN (Content Distribution Networks) work?

Taking Akamai as CDN. From what I understand, when a client requests a page, the request goes to Akamai central server, which then depending on the location of client, picks up an Akamai edge server ...
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A lot of requests being generated to o.aolcdn.com

My computer at work seems to generating a lot of requests to files from o.aolcdn.com. The admins think that I do a lot of browsing. I don't believe I do that much and curious to know how could this be ...
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Where does content distribution network come into picture for youtube

I have vaguely heard of CDNs (Content Distribution Network) and I suppose they come into picture in context of multimedia(audio/video) online sites like youtube. My question is what really are these ...
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Access AWS S3 via FTP?

Is it possible to access your AWS S3 bucket via ftp? I am currently using the AWS console to upload files but this is rather laborious as you cannot upload entire directories. I note that AWS does ...
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What is the technology behind BitTorrent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Bittorrent work? What is the BitTorrent protocol, and the technology behind it? What is the difference between BitTorrent and a content distribution network ...
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Do CDNs actually dump the data to the client or pass the URL of the content?

I am curious, say for example: Facebook is the client of Akamai CDN. So, now when I login to my Facebook page, I see all the content (vid, image, text etc) and I click on a video to view it. Now, ...
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YSlow always tells me my content is not served from a CDN

YSlow always tells me my content is not served from a CDN no matter what value(s) I put in about:config extensions.yslow.cdnHostnames. I've tried entering my.cdn.com, http://my.cdn.com/folder1/a/b/, ...