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content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net access denied at firewall

Posted on 2009-05-07
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Last Modified: 2013-11-22
The user never gets a message from the firewall that access has been denied, and is not intentionally trying to access content .yieldmanager.net......we are using symantec BE (current version), and system scans detect no problems. Have run spybot search, malware bytes, combofix. The category 6 indicates the site is blocked for adult content. A sample firewall log and dns search of content.yieldmanager listed below.
05/06/2009 15:26:44.783 - Web site access denied - xxxxxxxxxx, 1293, LAN -, 80, WAN, host.lightcore.net - Category:6 -  MAC address: 00:0f:1f:dc:47:54 -  content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/af/89/cd/71/af89cd718c19effb9767f9aac609af10.gif
This email was generated by: SonicOS Standard (0017-C51B-7F78)
Generated by www.DNSstuff.com at 12:38:47 GMT on 07 May 2009.
How I am searching:
Searching for content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net ALL record at a.root-servers.net []: Got referral to H.GTLD-SERVERS.net. (zone: net.) [took 36 ms] 
Searching for content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net ALL record at H.GTLD-SERVERS.net. []: Got referral to usw6.akam.net. (zone: edgesuite.net.) [took 128 ms] 
Searching for content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net ALL record at usw6.akam.net. []: Got CNAME of a1174.g.akamai.net. and referral to m.root-servers.net [took 50 ms] 
Searching for a1174.g.akamai.net ALL record at d.root-servers.net []: Got referral to D.GTLD-SERVERS.net. (zone: net.) [took 43 ms] 
Searching for a1174.g.akamai.net ALL record at D.GTLD-SERVERS.net. []: Got referral to ze.akamaitech.net. (zone: akamai.net.) [took 31 ms] 
Searching for a1174.g.akamai.net ALL record at ze.akamaitech.net. []: Got referral to n2g.akamai.net. (zone: g.akamai.net.) [took 18 ms] 
Searching for a1174.g.akamai.net ALL record at n2g.akamai.net. []: Reports a1174.g.akamai.net. [took 6 ms] Response: 
Domain Type Class TTL Answer 
a1174.g.akamai.net. A IN 20 
a1174.g.akamai.net. A IN 20 
NOTE: One or more CNAMEs were encountered. content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net is really a1174.g.akamai.net. 
There is no need to refresh the page -- to see the DNS traversal, to make sure that all DNS servers are reporting the same results, you can Click Here. Note that these results are obtained in real-time, meaning that these are not cached results. These results are what DNS resolvers all over the world will see right now (unless they have cached information). Note about ANY/ALL lookups: The ANY/ALL record type is designed to show every DNS record for a hostname. We display all DNS records that are returned to us. There are two catches to ANY/ALL lookups, however. The first is that it only returns DNS records for the hostname that you enter, so if you enter 'example.com' you will see the A record for example.com and MX record for example.com, but you will not see the A record for www.example.com (this isn't possible without a zone transfer, which normally requires special permission). The other catch is that some DNS servers are unfortunately set up to 'lie', and not return all the DNS records for a hostname. This behavior is the same no matter what you use to do the DNS lookup.

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Question by:Gregbrusven

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Richard Squibb earned 2000 total points
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I have found that sonicwall CFS often blocks adverts thinking they are cat 6 (adult) even when they are not.  The gif file being blocked is actually advertising a free dinner!  What is it you actually want to happen?  Sonicwall not to block that certain image, or it not to notify you?

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Sorry for the delay in responding....the ad is being blocked and that is fine. These firewall events of this type just started happening recently, first on one user, then over the course of a couple of weeks 5 users are generating these type of alerts. Because they have not appeared previously I am concerned that we are infected with adware or malware of some sort, even though the scanning software I have run finds no real problems. I could make the alerts go away at the firewall level, but if there were a real issue with malware, that would simply be burying head in sand. I think I will run ERD on one of the pc's and see if anything is found using that method. Maybe this is just nornal activity and no real problem exists. Thoughts???

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