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12704 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2008 7:22 PM by Kipnet
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2008 1:22 AM (in response to Kipnet)Yes, it's legitimate.
Do some research on Akamai Technologies if you want to know more.
(In short, to speed up web downloading times, Akamai runs what are effectively caching servers and data, like software updates, are kept on their machines, which are located at strategic locations around the world and on the net.
Therefore everyone in the U.S. doesn't have to download software updates from a server or servers located in California, but rather can get it from a location near them.)
Here's Wikipedia's explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamai_TechnologiesQuad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 15" 2.6 GHz MBP Penryn, 4 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)