How to do it
Warning -- when not to use it
FAQ -- What to do if it doesn't work, and other questions
How to do it
If the trick doesn't work for accessing
http://www.yahoo.com/, try starting with a different
akamaitech.net URL in Step 1. By going to
Alta Vista and searching
for "akamaitech.net", you can find tens of thousands of matches;
on most of those pages you'll find an akamaitech.net URL like
That URL means "load the image http://www.netaid.org/images/diamondrev.gif by going through akamaitech.net". From that URL, it's easy to construct a URL that can be used to access a site like "http://www.yahoo.com" by going through akamaitech.net:
If the technique works for accessing http://www.yahoo.com/ but it doesn't work for accessing the URL that you're trying to get to, see the FAQ below for other possible explanations.
Q: I got a Web page with the error message: "An error has occurred. Please help us to solve the problem by clicking the button below." What happened?
A: There are several reasons that this could happen:
Q: I used the akamaitech.net URL and the page is still blocked by the blocking software. What happened?
A: There are several reasons this could happen:
Q: I can see the page, but some images on the page are broken. What happened?
A: This is similar to the explanation above of why the browser gets confused about the location of .css files, .js files, or frames. If the IMG tags on the page are written in such a way that the browser gets confused and thinks the images are located on the akamaitech.net server, then the images can't be loaded. If being able to load images is essential, then the explanation above of how to load frames will also work for images (the steps require you to save the page to a local HTML file and edit it).
Q: The page is displaying strangely. I've seen the same page before and I know it's not supposed to look like this. What happened?
A: This can happen for any of the following reasons:
Q: Won't the blocking software companies just start blocking akamaitech.net?
A: Probably, but this will still cause headaches for the companies, for two reasons:
- Bennett Haselton