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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by stayplation3, May 27, 2012.

  1. stayplation3

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    lol someone needs to open google and see how many people get way less lag with a good dns on cod.
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    HaHa... some one needs to google what a DNS is/does.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System


    a quicker DNS will not affect your ingame ping at all.
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    doesnt matter what it does i just know what the effect of changing it to a good one is
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    Then change it to a good one and stop arguing with networking professionals.
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    well if you knew what it does (and what latency actually is) then you would know where to find the best performing dns server.
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    The guys are right.. but if you want to find the fastest DNS. The simplest solution to your problem is to open the command prompt, and do a tracert DNS on each DNS to see which one has the shorts hops, and the quickest response time. :toast:

    Example - to find how many hops to www.techpowerup.com type tracert www.techpowerup.com at the command prompt.
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    I am using Level3's DNS servers
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    A few out of millions tout this (clouded) solution; but, show me the proof... that the dns server change is the reason and not, maybe, a routing change, dns/other servers (speed, redundancy, capabilities, connections, etc.), bandwidth usage (capacity/congestion), or etc. are not the real cause/effect.
    And, a single spot test is not proof... you will need to monitor the connection over time, not the initial connection itself.

    Yes, it may help with the address lookup and one DNS server maybe better/faster/more thorough than another, but, it is not going to improve the connection you are using at the time you are using it.
    A DNS lookup is only going to affect the original or updated address search.
    You need to google and read and understand the complete process going on.

    You know, it is hard to get someone to understand something when they won't accept the truth.

    There is a lot more to the pipeline (from you to the destination) than what you see on the surface.
    I have neither the patience nor time to explain it all, maybe someone else will.
    My only advice to you would be; take classes, read on the subject, listen, and comprehend what information you gather.

    You should not ask a question, then tell everyone who answers they are wrong.
    You probably will find a few who will rub your back and tell you what you want to hear.

    Now, I have found a decent paper on the subject and if you actually read it, it may help explain what you are seeing. Be sure to make note of "Redundancy - Many servers with the same answers".

    The Internet Domain Name
    System Explained for Non-Experts
    Internet Society Member Briefing #16
    By Daniel Karrenberg
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    You've just had two pages of network professionals explaining to you that a DNS will not affect your gaming performance..... and now you can add another one to the list.

    Think of DNS as an address book. All it does is tell you the address of a location, it doesn't tell you how to get there and has no impact on how fast you get there.... A faster DNS may increase how quickly you get this address, however this lookup will only be done once. After that it's up to your ISP to decide the best route for you to get there.
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    I prefer to use the statistics provided to me by the firewalls like.....

    lookup hits
    DNS resolve time


    And the fact that sonicwalls provide transparent DNS caching so if another computer makes a request on a stored name it takes less than 1ms to provide it.


    BTW OpenDNS provided the best results for me, although I already knew that due to the statistics provided by my firewalls.


    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
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    Game services don't need to solve DNS addresses, and once your computer queries a DNS server, it won't check it again until the record is locally deleted or it times out. The only thing a local DNS server could help with is the initial connection that gets made, otherwise you're adding another DNS server to the chain of DNS servers you have to hit before you find the domain you want. Plus, once a connection is made, it doesn't matter, the IP is used, not the hostname. DNS resolves occasionally and never more than once during a single session of gaming.

    It sounds like someone needs to learn how DNS and BIND works.
    Good book
    Good Wikipedia Article
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    Lol.
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