Anyone know of a way to block "l.addthiscdn.com" when accessing Adobe forums ? dave?

Mentor ,
Dec 22, 2011

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Lately I've noticed my browser(s) hanging forever with a message in the status bar proclaiming something like "transferring data from l.addthiscdn.com". 

Does any one know of a trick to stop this?  Perhaps in GreaseMonkey, Stylish, Adblock or whatever?

Thanks in advance.

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i'd be shocked if it wasn't extremely similar, or even exactly like that. the hosts file is common to connecting to internet using tcp/ip. same across windows and unix (and therefore mac).

good luck!

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Mentor ,
Dec 22, 2011

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Here's an example of a poor web site owner whose site is experiencing delays from l.addthis.com , a related deal:

http://www.addthis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37121

so it's obviously something the web site administration has to imbed in their code—or something like that.

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Mentor ,
Dec 23, 2011

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Hmmmmm…  it appears to be connected to Akamai Technologies:

http://www.robtex.com/ip/184.87.149.115.html

So the Adobe store seems to be the ultimate culprit, as that is what they use to sell Adobe software via download.  .  Bummer.  

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Mentor ,
Dec 23, 2011

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Tai Lao wrote:

Hmmmmm…  it appears to be connected to Akamai Technologies:

http://www.robtex.com/ip/184.87.149.115.html

So the Adobe store seems to be the ultimate culprit, as that is what they use to sell Adobe software via download.  .  Bummer.  

The akamai downloader installer has always been a piece of Cr**. The company should be run out of business. You go to download something, it takes 5-10 times longer to download anything through it, than be downloaded straight from and FTP site.  I can see paint dry and age a year in the time it takes anything to download by Akamai. they still must be using 14.4 K baud technology.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 23, 2011

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Does any one know of a trick to stop this?  Perhaps in GreaseMonkey, Stylish, Adblock or whatever?

don't need to use any of that.  The simplest way is to enter this in your hosts file:

127.0.0.1   l.addthiscdn.com

The hosts file is in your windows folder.  In XP the location is at this link:

<C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc>

The file can be edited in any text editor.

Good luck.

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Mentor ,
Dec 23, 2011

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JTANNA wrote:

…The simplest way is to enter this in your hosts file:

127.0.0.1   l.addthiscdn.com

The hosts file is in your windows folder.  In XP the location is at this link:

<C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc>…

Thanks for your good faith attempt to help.  However, I don't do Windows.  None of that remotely applies here.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Mentor ,
Dec 23, 2011

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 23, 2011

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Does the link below offer any clues?

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-283335.html

Cheers... Rick

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Mentor ,
Dec 29, 2011

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Thanks, dave.  That will let me search for how to do it in Tiger, which is what I prefer because it's a much snappier cat on my machine than Leopard. 

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Dec 30, 2011

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i'd be shocked if it wasn't extremely similar, or even exactly like that. the hosts file is common to connecting to internet using tcp/ip. same across windows and unix (and therefore mac).

good luck!

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Thanks a bunch, dave!  It seems that I've succeeded in permanently nuking the f*#^! Akamai (addthiscdn.com and/or l.addthiscdn.com) permanently thanks to your guidance above—but bypassing the Terminal altogether

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