Troubleshooting Akamai CDN using Pragma Headers

Rackspace Cloud Files CDN enabled containers and the Rackspace CDN product can occasionally have an issue, in such cases, you can troubleshoot this a lot easier by using the DEBUG headers. To do this add -D and the folowing -H headers for your output

curl -I http://rackspacecdnurlgoeshereprivatecensored.r17.cf3.rackcdn.com/common/test/generator.png -D - -H "Pragma: akamai-x-get-client-ip, akamai-x-cache-on, akamai-x-cache-remote-on, akamai-x-check-cacheable, akamai-x-get-cache-key, akamai-x-get-extracted-values, akamai-x-get-nonces, akamai-x-get-ssl-client-session-id, akamai-x-get-true-cache-key, akamai-x-serial-no, akamai-x-feo-trace, akamai-x-get-request-id" -L

Naturally for this to work, you need to make sure you have a test URL. You can get one from Cloud Files in the Rackspace Control panel, or from whatever origin is configured with the CDN. Just login to the origin, and find a file path like httpdocs/somefolder/somefile.png and then get the raxcdn.com URL from the Rackspace CDN product page, or the Rackspace Cloud Files ‘show all links’ page on the cog icon next to the cloud files container. And add the path behind your documentroot.

So for the CDN URL rackspacecdnurlgoeshereprivatecensored.r17.cf3.rackcdn.com

For the files on the origin in the documentroot of the website configured with the CDN just add the ‘local’ document path within httpdocs or your www folder!

i.e. rackspacecdnurlgoeshereprivatecensored.r17.cf3.rackcdn.com becomes rackspacecdnurlgoeshereprivatecensored.r17.cf3.rackcdn.com/somefolder/somefile.png

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