Akamai outside UK

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Jun 14 04:00:49 EDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 19:34 -0700, Arthur Murray wrote:
> In my brief experience of using an IP outside the UK (and therefore
> using a proxy), rtmpdump has required the UK IP (--socks parameter) if
> connecting to akamai or it will receive an access denied error. The
> entire video must go through the proxy.  This isn't true of the
> limelight servers which work from any IP.
> Has this always been true? 

No. I'm fairly sure I've used Akamai from outside the UK before, without
having to go through a proxy for the RTMP.

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