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Accidentally Blocking Windows Update


© September 2003 Tony Lawrence

The full story is (link dead, sorry) but the short version is this: MSBLAST caused Microsoft to start using Akamai services for Windows Update. That's fine (though it had to have been politically tough because Akamai runs on Linux servers), but Akaima also hosts many pop-up ad vendors, so many people have Akaima ip's blocked to avoid Pop-Up ads. That, of course, has the unintended affect of stopping Windows Update for those people.


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