Strange MS Update site

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  1. Rainwalker

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    Went to get MS updates and they came from cds259.dal.llnw.net
    What the heck is that all about o_O
     
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    Firefox?
    Not at this time. It's not WU as far as I know.

    I think you will be safe enough using IE to go to the Windows Update link.
     
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    There's rumor and/or a remote chance that Microsoft will buy Limelight (LLNW) and since it appears they accomplish what the Akamai servers do as far as helping with update hosting, that may account for that particular URL you are asking about :doubt:

    Limelight Networks Gets A Downgrade (LLNW)

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    @Ron...thanks and yes, Firefox
    @Bubba...thanks Bubba...yes, it was 68.142.122.104 so i guess it's ok.....i guess :doubt:
     
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    Going by the above linked content and other Google search content relating to Microsoft and Limelight, it's reasonably plausible that what you experienced can be easily answered by that info. Other than that I have no clue and time will tell I reckon.

    Bubba
     
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    Hmmm, i see what you mean..................anyone else seeing MS updates coming from that host ?
     
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    @Rainwalker

    "anyone else seeing MS updates coming from that host ?

    I attempted updates last night to a new Windows Vista install and also was directed to Limelight. I wondered about the site as well.

    Thanks all for the info.
     
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    I like stuff to look familiar so I went bonkers and found this

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    Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Longhorn to Steal Limelight at WinHEC
    Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) ... Microsoft is planning to distribute the first official alpha release of Longhorn ...
    microsoft-watch.com/.../longhorn_to_steal_limelight_at_winhec.html - 44k - Cached
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    Microsoft Picks Limelight Networks | Web Host Industry News
    Web Host Industry Review provides free Web hosting news, web hosting blogs, web host interviews, web hosting directory, ... network,Limelight Networks,web ...
    thewhir.com/marketwatch/120705_Microsoft_Picks_Limelight_Networks.cfm - 51k
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    Limelight shares surge after Microsoft deal - International Business Times -
    Limelight shares surge after Microsoft deal. By Ritsuko Ando. Font Scale: ... limelight microsoft shares. Limelight will provide more media streaming and ...
    www.ibtimes.com/articles/20070823/limelight-shares-microsoft.htm - 45k - Cached
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    Limelight Networks
    Develops content delivery acceleration products to enterprises, Internet content providers, and service providers for streaming, rich media, and HTML.
    www.limelightnetworks.com - 17k - Cached
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    Akamai falls on Limelight/Microsoft deal - Boston.com
    overreacted to news that competitor Limelight Networks Inc. ... services contract with Microsoft, sending Limelight shares up about 10 percent. ...
    boston.com/business/technology/articles/2007/08/23/...+stories - 31k
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    Limelight Takeover Update: No Microsoft, Yes Level 3 - Silicon Alley ...
    ... the Limelight (LLNW) front since we heard last month that Microsoft (MSFT) ... See Also: Microsoft Buying Limelight Rumor Update ...
    alleyinsider.com/2008/2/limelight_takeover_update__no_microsoft__ye... - 27k - Cached
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    RealMoney.com: new ipo in the limelight
    New IPO in the Limelight, This potentially hot deal comes with its fair share of risk. Read this article and other financial news and analysis at TheStreet.com.
    www.thestreet.com/p/rmoney/internet/10346825.html
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    Tech Trader Daily - Barron's Online : LimeLight's Microsoft Deal Was ...
    How much is the name Microsoft (MSFT) really worth to LimeLight Networks? ... huge boosts in traffic revenue for LimeLight from, say, Microsoft's Xbox network. ...
    blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2007/08/23/... - 66k - Cached
     
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