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Akamai CDN and DNS resolution analysis

Anurag Bhatia
These days Open DNS resolvers are getting quite popular. With Open DNS resolver I mean resolvers including OpenDNS as well as Google Public DNS. One of major issues these resolvers suffer is failure of integration with CDN providers like Akamai, Limelight etc. In this post I will analyse sample client site of Akamai - Malaysia Airlines website - http://www.malaysiaairlines.com. Looking at OpenDNS, Google Public DNS and my ISP (BSNL’s) DNS resolver for its DNS records: