We have confirmed that this issue reproduces; however, since
it does not reproduce for the local IS engineers that are tasked
with fixing this, it is taking a little extra time to resolve. This
download issue is an unforeseen aftershock-like effect of the
massive website merger that happened with Adobe.com last week.
Please be advised that we are working hard on providing a solution
and we will provide a workaround for users if a solution is not
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Sigh. I'd love a workaround. Just in case it was something
local to my ISP, I tried getting the download from my web server in
LA, neither worked. According to dnsstuff.com, the DNS resolves ...
So I assume something's not mirroring or redirecting out to
akamai properly. I just want the Flex Beta 3 stuff, having never
used Flex before, and curious. I heard something on the CNET
News.com podcast about Adobe doing one-click deploy with offline
capabilities, and was wondering, is that Flex or something
Oh well. A fix that surprisingly WFM (Works For Me):
Add "220.127.116.11 trials.adobe.com" to
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and restart the "DNS Client"
service. Then the download links work. I wonder if Windows XP can't
handle all the CNAME redirects. Maybe it times out before it
That is some very excellent sleuthing. Thank you! We have
removed one of the domains from the redirects that you discovered
and as a result the path is now trials.adobe.com >
trials.wip3.adobe.com > a1326.g.akamai.net. This simplifies the
Can the folks that are still encountering this error please
try to download from Labs and let me know how it works? If you are
still seeing errors, then we have more work to do. Please let me
know either way!
;; ANSWER SECTION:
trials.adobe.com. 86400 IN CNAME trials.wip3.adobe.com.
trials.wip3.adobe.com. 300 IN CNAME a1326.g.akamai.net.
a1326.g.akamai.net. 20 IN A 18.104.22.168
a1326.g.akamai.net. 20 IN A 22.214.171.124
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n4g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n5g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n6g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n7g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n8g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n0g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n1g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n2g.akamai.net.
g.akamai.net. 153 IN NS n3g.akamai.net.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
n0g.akamai.net. 1393 IN A 126.96.36.199
n1g.akamai.net. 1446 IN A 188.8.131.52
n2g.akamai.net. 1351 IN A 184.108.40.206
n3g.akamai.net. 1393 IN A 220.127.116.11
n4g.akamai.net. 1446 IN A 18.104.22.168
n5g.akamai.net. 1351 IN A 22.214.171.124
n6g.akamai.net. 1393 IN A 126.96.36.199
n7g.akamai.net. 875 IN A 188.8.131.52
n8g.akamai.net. 1393 IN A 184.108.40.206
We have posted a workaround for users that are interested in
downloading the Flex beta 3 bits but have been unable to do so due
to the redirection bug that is mentioned throughout most of this
thread. Before you go to this URL, please try to download the beta
3 components from the official download site (
This new, workaround URL is temporary and should only be used by
those that are unable to download Flex 2 beta 3 using the official
download mechanism. Once the server issue is resolved, we will be
removing this page from the Labs site.