WordPress and Akamai; What’s Up

Since February, the Fatsavage has been using tools like dnsstuff.com and VisualRoute to track the location of Kiddie Porn Sites. Contrary to popular belief, these sites are mostly located in America and show pictures of living and abused American Children. If the Kiddie Porn Sites were not Government property, they would have been shut down.

Recently, I happened to explore my relationship with wordpress.com, and found that not all WordPress users were the same. Some were on servers located in Dallas while me and some of my friends were hosted on various routes monitored by known Honeypot technology.

I really didn’t think that this was much of an earth shattering revelation as it’s pretty obvious. With 60 million people all over the globe sharing information and communicating with each other, any intelligence service worth a damn ought to be monitoring the genre. Now personally, I found it a little offensive when I found out that I was my own Honeypot, but my friend MikeE felt proud that he had his own special Honeypot.

I was really just getting started in trying to figure out the Intelligence Community. I mean are all self proclaimed drug using libertarians on one server, Military Wives on another Honeypot system and Islamics on another is there some set of rules to determine how each is classified. I mean, on one computer on my network I was fed Arab Porn on another Kiddie porn so their classifications were not yet infallible.

Now the Game is Done.

It seems that after Mike E, last visit and request for knowledge, I did a traceroute to find out where he was hosted only to find it ending in the Akamai Technologies System. Their services analyze and manage Web traffic, transmitting content from the server geographically closest to the end use. All browser requests for a website like The Open Container Speedway are directed to the closest one of 15,000 servers located in 70 countries. This makes them super fast and attracts high traffic customers like Apple, FedEx, Microsoft, MTV Networks, the US Department of Defense and Victoria’s Secret.

Now the thing that customers like Microsoft, The Department of Defense and Victoria’s Secrets have in common is big volume and deep pockets to pay for the service.

Now my problem is trying to figure out who’s paying for this instantaneous and unpublished move.

Like overnight all WordPress.com blogs are being serviced by Akamai who is so big, rich and successful, they have just been made part of the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index while the corporate presence behind WordPress is so poor, that they had to beg $1million from venture capitalists to hire their 5th employee.

I mean I just don’t get it. Who in the world would want to hide every WordPress Blog and their associated honeypots behind the walled garden of Akamai and be willing to pay for that secrecy?????

Even worse, why don’t bloggers care???

4 Responses to “WordPress and Akamai; What’s Up”

  1. Rachael Black Says:

    wait a damned minute! I thought that YOU were the kiddie porn server of the americas. there goes my respect.
    but seriously folks -eye roll- when did the servers change over to Akamai? This makes me think even harder (ouch!) about moving my blog to my own domain.

    oh well, when the going gets weird…

    thanks for the info!

  2. Mike E Says:

    Just WordPress? And…are the WordPress people aware of their presumably unsought fortune?

    Thanks for the heads up

  3. Netstat Tricks « Tickling the Tiger’s Tail Says:

    […] discussed at the Fatsavage Blog, WordPress is hidden in the walled garden of cyberspace where it’s a little difficult to find […]

  4. grzzap Says:

    Nice Site!

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