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DNS queries from APM Edge Client

khkim
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

hello everyone
I confirmed that APM Edge Client requests DNS queries to msftconnecttest.com and cdn.f5.com.

One question is why do you need communication for these 2 domains?

Who can help?

thank you

1 REPLY 1

AubreyKingF5
Community Manager
Community Manager

I would think that's for client binary updates (cdn) and the other is something owned by http://www.comlaude.com and hosted in Azure, as evidenced by whois:

aking@aknuc:~$ whois msftconnecttest.com
   Domain Name: MSFTCONNECTTEST.COM
   Registry Domain ID: 1853376581_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.comlaude.com
   Registrar URL: http://www.comlaude.com
   Updated Date: 2023-03-05T23:12:11Z
   Creation Date: 2014-04-04T17:22:25Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2024-04-04T17:22:25Z
   Registrar: Nom-iq Ltd. dba COM LAUDE
   Registrar IANA ID: 470
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@comlaude.com
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +442074218250
   Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
   Name Server: NS1-32.AZURE-DNS.COM
   Name Server: NS2-32.AZURE-DNS.NET
   Name Server: NS3-32.AZURE-DNS.ORG
   Name Server: NS4-32.AZURE-DNS.INFO
   DNSSEC: unsigned
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2023-03-28T18:18:43Z <<<

Often, that's for auth services from the client.