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What is edgesuite.net?

Asked by 2060 (33 points ) February 4th, 2009

My eventbox and fmenu apps connect this site facebook.com.edgesuite.net

Hope its not some kind of phishing site?

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dynamicduo's avatar

Guess what – the minute you see a bullshit URL, JUST like facebook.com.edgesuite.net, or fa.cebook.com, odds are it’s a scam. If when you click the URL it shows you the normal Facebook login page, then you KNOW it’s a phishing site.

Now, there could be a legit reason why such a URL would exist. If it didn’t resolve to a Facebook login page, then by definition it’s not a phishing site. Some web developers may choose to use subdomains to manage their apps. But to include the dot com is very non-traditional and should raise your alarms.

As the site doesn’t even load, I can’t really tell you what it is. But If it’s connecting from an internal Facebook application, then it is likely sending the data you create in that application, or whatever data it has access to [your name, etc] to its server, and thus would not be a phishing site because it’s not trying to take your password. That’s just the way Facebook apps work, or at least it was the last time I looked into it.

richardhenry's avatar

Never enter your password on any website other than “facebook.com”. Ever.

However the “edgesuite” domain in this context is nothing to worry about. Apple (for the iTunes Store, among other things), Facebook, DoubleClick and a heap of the web’s most demanding customers use application accelerators provided by a company called Acamai; and the “edgesuite” domain is something they use to channel application requests.

Acamai have a company website, that is here: http://www.akamai.com/

You can see the whois record that links the “edgesuite” domain to Acamai here: http://whois.domaintools.com/edgesuite.net

Hope this helps; let me know if you have questions.

2060's avatar

Oh :) its clear now, thank you guys!

jjhamm's avatar

Edgesuite.net is run by Akamai Technologies (www.akamai.com). Akamai is a content delivery network (CDN) that is used by a large percentage of Internet sites (something like a ⅓ to ½ of all traffic goes through Akamai). Normally the addresses don’t show up, but sometimes you will see edgesuite.net which is handled by Akamai. In this case, you aren’t the victim of phishing, but rather the website is using external CDN to speed up delivery of your traffic.

Cheers,
Jack

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