[dns-operations] akamai rate limiting?

David C Lawrence tale at akamai.com
Wed Sep 21 19:20:08 UTC 2011

Joseph Gersch writes:
> 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. 

(For the benefit of the list; Joseph has already learned this.)

Yes, we do use ratelimiting as one of several defenses.  We're working
with T-Mobile and Secure64 to provide a temporary solution for them
while they fix the software that is causing an excessive number of
queries from their resolvers.

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