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[TWITTER] Twitter and Amazon???

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by popzzz, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Here is an interesting observation that I made actually by accident.


    When I refresh a users page on twitter look at the connections it makes ..... (among others)

    TCP 192.168.0.12:60969 server-216-137-39-45.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60970 server-216-137-39-228.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60971 server-216-137-39-217.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60972 server-216-137-39-215.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60973 server-216-137-39-215.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60974 server-216-137-39-215.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60975 server-216-137-39-179.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60976 server-216-137-39-179.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60977 server-216-137-39-179.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60978 server-216-137-39-179.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60979 server-216-137-39-165.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60980 server-216-137-39-165.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60981 server-216-137-39-165.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60982 server-216-137-39-179.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60983 server-216-137-39-165.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60984 server-216-137-39-165.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60985 server-216-137-39-148.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60986 server-216-137-39-148.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60987 server-216-137-39-148.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]
    TCP 192.168.0.12:60988 server-216-137-39-148.stl2.cloudfront.net:http ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]

    The whois info for 'cloudfront.net' shows:
    Registrant:
    Legal Department
    Amazon.com, Inc.
    PO BOX 81226
    Seattle WA 98108-1226
    US
    hostmaster @ amazon.com +1.2062664064 Fax: +1.2062667010

    Domain Name: cloudfront.net

    Hmmmmmmmm ..... I wonder what this means .....

    Can anyone comment on this development?
    I can't find anything in the news that links twitter to amazon .....

    HTH .... :cool2:
     
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    195471 Regular Member

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    Amazon offers cloud computing, and based on the info that you provided, I suspect that Twitter is one of their customers.
     
  3. josef schwartz

    josef schwartz Newbie

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    Indeed, Twitter uses Amazon cloud services for images hosting and more.
     
  4. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Yeah thanks guys .....

    What threw me completely off was the "Legal Department" in the whois when I looked it up .....
    My first thought was amazon buying out twitter LOL!


    Still kind of strange though that the connections show up as that because if you watch
    the infobar in your browser you usually see "amzonaws.com" fluttering by ..... LOL!

    HTH .... :cool2: