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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by natr0n, Feb 28, 2014.

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DNS

  1. google

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  2. comcast

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  3. other (list what you use)

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  1. natr0n

    natr0n

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    i use my isp's dns bcs i have had speed problems with others dns servers :/
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    I use my ISPs mostly... unless they are having problems. Then, I'll switch for a while and, usually, go back.


    When I want to test for comparison I use GRC's Domain Name Speed Benchmark.
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    wow that beats the crap out of googles dns bench
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    I've had issues with the Bresnan/Optimum/Charter DNS during their merger up here...it's been touch and go service and redirect issues, timeouts. I changed my DNS to google about a month ago...been solid on the DNS front. :toast:
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    OpenDNS

    Faster, offers protection, and you can make sure no attempts to resolve botnet and other malware induced activity occurs.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I picked other only because there wasn't the option to pick all 3.

    In my router, my DNS servers are the following:

    75.75.75.75 - Comcast
    8.8.4.4 - Google
    199.2.254.10 - Sprint
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  8. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I'm currently using my brother's D-Link DIR-655 because he reported having lots of issues with it lately. The issue that stands out the most to me is constant DNS problems (used ipconfg /flushdns three times just today). Anyway, I'm using these now:

    Primary Server: 75.75.75.75 Comcast DNSSEC US
    Secondary Server: 208.67.220.220 OpenDNS

    Google (8.8.8.8) used to be the fastest for me. Now it isn't even in the top three. Sad that I'm using Comcast. :(

    I hope the DNS woes are fixed now because they sure are annoying.
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    I had those's same problems.. finally just toss the damn thing and got a R7000.
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    OpenDNS here on my notebook, cause you never know what coffee shop/hotel/etc will use.

    At home, Charter- its faster than OpenDNS and Google's servers for me.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    So far, it seems like I got it fixed. I disabled Advanced DNS Service and DNS Relay. I put in the two DNS server IPs I listed above into the internet configuration and rebooted it.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    ...better than me. I've been seeing loss of conectivity between me and the router occasionally. I lose my IP and it doesn't try to get a new one. Forcing ipconfig /release; ifconfig /renew will fix it, but it's annoying. I suspect it has to do with the DHCP server on my router. I'm about to add a box to handle routing, dhcp, and dns so see if the issue goes away. The same thing happens on both wireless and wired afaict... but that's my own problem that I'm fixing.

    Personally I use:
    75.75.75.75
    75.75.76.76
    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

    As for my DNS addresses, Comcast's DNS servers are in Boston, so round-trip time for me is pretty low (~12-20ms).
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Yeah, DHCP is responsible for assigning new IP addresses to devices. Worst case scenario, you could always set the devices that are having problems to a static IP then reserving the IP address in the DHCP settings. Also, you could do some Googling. That's how I found out about the DNS Relay option in another config screen. I didn't realize it was there and likely to be causing the problem.

    Aren't the first two addresses Comcast? I know the second two are Google. One should usually be faster than the other for your area so, if you haven't, you should try namebench to figure out which of them are the fastest. I usually put OpenDNS as my second choice because it has the fewest errors and still a decent speed.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Performance on either of Comcast's servers is pretty good. It usually doesn't take more than 75ms for a new uncached response where google can take almost a second on 8.8.8.8.
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    I use a smart DNS service, to evade geo restricted sites like UK:-BBC,ITV and USA Hulu etc
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    205.171.3.65 and 64.94.33.33 different networks with the fastest response time on my connection
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    My ISP DNS
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    I run a DNS server locally, so when a domain is already cached, I get it back almost instantly, otherwise it responds as fast as the first server in my list (75.75.75.75 in my case.)

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