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Does anyone here use DNS servers other than what's provided by default/automatically to them? Like Google's or OpenDNS's? Do you notice any improvement?
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I use google's nowadays because OpenDNS uses a custom search when I type into the URL.

My default ISP DNS is terrible, randomly dying so Google's is much better for me .
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Latency improvement mostly depends on how far you are physically away from the server.

You can use this to test: http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

The main reason to use the non-standard DNS is for added features like filtering.
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Ya, I'm running the benchmark right now.

It seems like Level 3, Comcast, and Google are the fastest according to the benchmark. I guess I'll try one of those.
Edited by kurt1288 - 6/10/10 at 8:22am
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I use the google one, just because I hated my isps/opendns search that comes up when a website isn't found
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I use the google one, just because I hated my isps/opendns search that comes up when a website isn't found
What ISP? If you have Comcast, you can disable the redirect on your Internet account settings.
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What ISP? If you have Comcast, you can disable the redirect on your Internet account settings.
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Internal network DNS servers. Kind of have to, with a Microsoft Active Directory Domain...

No forwarding configured.
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