Access Keys:
Skip to content (Access Key - 0)

web.mit.edu page cache - Akamai

Question

Any changes I make to Web pages, locker data updates, etc. are not shown when connecting from off campus, or there is a delay in the updates. Why is that?

Answer:

Due to security measures for our network services specific outside facing webpages (http://web.mit.edu, http://www.mit.edu and http://mit.edu pages and their underlying pages) are now being hosted by the Akamai content distribution network service, when connecting from off campus.

These pages are cached for 15 minutes. Because of this, changes made to web pages may see a delay of up to 15 minutes, for users connecting and updating these pages from off campus.

If real time updates need to be checked or verified, you can avoid retrieving the cached pages by using appending a different random query string starting with ? to the URL each time you want to see the most recent version. Examples:

    http://web.mit.edu/yourname/www/?fahklajsdlfja
    http://web.mit.edu/yourname/www/?dfkjshasdagfdg
    http://web.mit.edu/yourname/www/?asfklhjdgsasf

Or two, view the page under https://web-cert.mit.edu with MIT certificates:

   https://web-cert.mit.edu/yourname/www/

Any questions or concerns about these new measures can be directed to cybersecurity-questions@mit.edu.

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members


Last Modified:

July 29, 2019

Get Help

Request help
from the Help Desk
Report a security incident
to the Security Team
Labels:
off_campus off_campus Delete
locker locker Delete
update update Delete
web_pages web_pages Delete
ssl ssl Delete
vpn vpn Delete
mirror mirror Delete
mirroring mirroring Delete
mirrored mirrored Delete
c-web-publishing c-web-publishing Delete
c-home-networking c-home-networking Delete
c-remote-connect c-remote-connect Delete
c-wds c-wds Delete
web web Delete
mit mit Delete
pages pages Delete
not not Delete
shown shown Delete
Enter labels to add to this page:
Please wait 
Looking for a label? Just start typing.
Feedback
This product/service is:
Easy to use
Average
Difficult to use

This article is:
Helpful
Inaccurate
Obsolete
Adaptavist Theme Builder (4.2.3) Powered by Atlassian Confluence 3.5.13, the Enterprise Wiki