[Owasp-leaders] Help speed up www.owasp.org with with Akamai CDN

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Tue Mar 18 23:38:32 UTC 2014


TLDR: Help OWASP test the new content acceleration for www.owasp.org

Test the staging CDN environment by doing the following on your computer or
in a VM:

   1. Find and open your host file in your favorite editor
   2. Add an entry for www.owasp.org for the Akamai's CDN server near you
   by doing a DNS lookup of whatismyip.edgesuite-staging.net and using that
   IP address.
   3. Open a browser and head to www.owasp.org.  Yes, there will be an SSL
   warning but only in the staging environment.  Click around and make sure
   the Wiki works as it is should for you.

Reply to this email with the results of your testing - everything worked
for you or let me know what when wrong.

When you're done testing, *remove the line from your hosts file* to see the
real www.owasp.org again.

I'll give this until March 28th for the community to test it then its going
to go live assuming no show stoppers.  I've done this already and it worked
for me but the more testing the better.  Thanks in advanced for your help

*Detailed steps*

   - Find your host file:
      - Windows: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
      http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-hosts-file/
      - OS X: /private/etc/hosts

      http://decoding.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/how-to-edit-the-hosts--in-mac-os-x-leopard/
      - Linux: /etc/hosts
      http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/159
      - Add an entry for www.owasp.org for the IP address of
   whatismyip.edgesuite-staging.net
      - Windows:  Use nslookup at the command prompt
      http://www.dnslookup.com/dns-commands/
      - OS X: Use host in a terminal is probably the easiest way or see
      below:

      http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/70579/what-is-the-preferred-method-of-command-line-domain-name-lookup-dns
      - Linux: Use host or dig
      http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/unix-linux-dns-lookup-command/
      - From my Linux VM, here's what I did:
      $ host whatismyip.edgesuite-staging.net
      whatismyip.edgesuite-staging.net is an alias for
      a1092.g.akamai-staging.net.
      a1092.g.akamai-staging.net has address 165.254.92.139
      a1092.g.akamai-staging.net has address 165.254.92.138

      I just used the first IP address 165.254.92.139.  That's apparently
      one in or close to New Braunfels, Texas.

      My /etc/hosts file looked like:
      $ cat /etc/hosts
      127.0.0.1 localhost
      127.0.1.1 owasp-wte
      165.254.92.139 www.owasp.org
   - Open a browser and head to www.owasp.org.  Yes, there will be an SSL
   warning but only in the staging environment.  Click around and make sure
   the Wiki works as it is should for you.

Same as above.  Reply to his thread with your results and don't forget to
remove the entry from your hosts file when you are done testing.

Thanks again for your help.

--
-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP WTE Project Lead
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site
OWASP OpenStack Security Project Lead
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_OpenStack_Security_Project
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