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# 78237 1-Mar-2011 20:55
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Hey just wondering, I thought all downloads from Akamai were free?
Is this no longer the case? 




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  # 444584 1-Mar-2011 21:03
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Depends which akamai cache server it's on, I imagine. Not sure if the xnet hosted stuff is still free..

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  # 444653 2-Mar-2011 05:26
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yep still is




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  # 444654 2-Mar-2011 06:02
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For the uninformed, you will find Windows Update is free and some things like Solid Works service packs (which can easily be half a Gig).

Question: is it so that the first person to download a file that will be cashed in Alkami will pay for the data (because it is not yet cached) and then subsequent downloads not?




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  # 444656 2-Mar-2011 06:12
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If data is pulled from the Akami boxes located in WxC then the traffic will be free, we will have no way of knowing what is actually cached at any one time.




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  # 444659 2-Mar-2011 07:35
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Oh so not all data from Akamai will be free?
Because last night I grabbed a trial from Adobe and is was using Akamai Download manager but when I checked my data usage it showed national data instead of local which I thought all Akamai data was.




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  # 444660 2-Mar-2011 07:38
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If it's locally cached on the Akamai caches we have here then yes it will be free, if it's cached not on our network then it will be charged accrodingly




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  # 444662 2-Mar-2011 07:52
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Ah ok, well that makes things interesting then.
So from now on when ever someone else downloads it it will be free for them.




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  # 444928 2-Mar-2011 18:05
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not necessarily, it depends how their caches work. They might hold the download on the local wxc server for a while, or they might wait till 10 more people request the same link to justify it being stored on the local cache server

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