Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 22:58 UTC
Google Google has just launched its very own public Domain Name System resolver, with which the company hopes to speed up internet traffic. The search giant claims its DNS is more secure (through protection against cache poisoning attacks) and faster than others.
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RE[2]: OpenDNS
by slight on Fri 4th Dec 2009 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE: OpenDNS"
slight
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Ping isn't really a good way to test a DNS server's response time. However my tests pretty much bear out what yours implied:
slight@flight@12:34:02:~$ dig yahoo.com@8.8.8.8

; <<>> DiG 9.6.1-P1 <<>> yahoo.com@8.8.8.8
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 30
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;yahoo.com\@8.8.8.8. IN A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
. 86400 IN SOA a.root-servers.net. nstld.verisign-grs.com. 2009120400 1800 900 604800 86400

;; Query time: 200 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Fri Dec 4 12:34:16 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 110

slight@flight@12:34:16:~$ dig yahoo.com@4.2.2.2

; <<>> DiG 9.6.1-P1 <<>> yahoo.com@4.2.2.2
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 58477
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;yahoo.com\@4.2.2.2. IN A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
. 86400 IN SOA A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM. 2009120400 1800 900 604800 86400

;; Query time: 128 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Fri Dec 4 12:34:29 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 110

slight@flight@12:34:29:~$ dig yahoo.com@127.0.0.1

; <<>> DiG 9.6.1-P1 <<>> yahoo.com@127.0.0.1
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 12802
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;yahoo.com\@127.0.0.1. IN A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
. 86400 IN SOA A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM. 2009120400 1800 900 604800 86400

;; Query time: 60 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Fri Dec 4 12:34:40 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 112

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