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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OpenDNS
by bhhenry on Fri 4th Dec 2009 02:27 UTC
bhhenry
Member since:
2005-07-06

Any advantage to this over OpenDNS.com?

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RE: OpenDNS
by maaxx on Fri 4th Dec 2009 02:36 in reply to "OpenDNS"
maaxx Member since:
2007-11-06

I don't think so, at least not from London (Virgin):

ping 208.67.222.222 (opendns)
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 15.446/15.996/16.719/0.543 ms

ping 8.8.8.8 (google)
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 22.754/24.848/31.586/3.396 ms

ping 4.2.2.3 (level3)
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 16.166/16.956/17.564/0.594 ms

Sure, not really a benchmark, but better than nothing.
So for me, opendns and level3's "open" dns are better.

But the absolute best:

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.044/0.044/0.045/0.005 ms

You guessed, 127.0.0.1 :-)

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RE[2]: OpenDNS
by lunddal on Fri 4th Dec 2009 09:25 in reply to "RE: OpenDNS"
lunddal Member since:
2006-02-09

But the absolute best:

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.044/0.044/0.045/0.005 ms

You guessed, 127.0.0.1 :-)


You own DNS still need forwarders to ask when you enter new URLs.

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RE[2]: OpenDNS
by slight on Fri 4th Dec 2009 12:36 in reply to "RE: OpenDNS"
slight Member since:
2006-09-10

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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RE: OpenDNS
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Dec 2009 10:02 in reply to "OpenDNS"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Any advantage to this over OpenDNS.com?


It's by google. Come on, that alone should make you wet your pants in excitement.
Also, it has no blocking feature so obviously it's really good for companies where..uhmm...you want to...ehh...control access...never mind.
It's by Google!

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RE: OpenDNS
by massysett on Fri 4th Dec 2009 12:06 in reply to "OpenDNS"
massysett Member since:
2007-12-04

Any advantage to this over OpenDNS.com?


None of that redirection when you misspell a domain, unlike OpenDNS. You can turn this off with OpenDNS but IIRC you have to have an account and maybe even install some sort of client software for it to work.

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