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WUD connects to Akamai & not Microsoft?


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Jaytee

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Hi,

I'm a new Windows Updates Downloader user and I notice that the first thing it tries to connect to after I click the download button is an Akamai server. The author says it downloads the updates directly from Microsoft so why does it first try to connect to Akamai? I also see a web address called vps1.supremus.com that it tried to connect to.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks,
JT


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1 - Microsoft uses Akamai Servers
2 - Likewise, "Supremus" is the connection to WUD to check for an Update to your "UL" file.

There is no problem with these connections. They are legitimate.

edit - to clarify -
http://en.wikipedia....ain_Name_System
http://www.howstuffworks.com/dns.htm

HTH

Edited by submix8c, 25 April 2013 - 09:35 AM.

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