Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Speed up DNS lookups' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Speed up DNS lookups
Authored by: davidu on Jun 06, '07 10:07:07AM
Hey guys.... (stoked to see us on Mac OS X Hints!)

We should definitely NOT be getting slower. I'm always happy to check out a traceroute from you to us (traceroute to and send it off to some of our engineers. As to our overall query performance and speed, we should absolutely be fast, still. We track our overall query performance and speed but perhaps we need to expose some of this stuff to the outside world like we do other things at


David Ulevitch

[ Reply to This | # ]
Speed up DNS lookups
Authored by: Panjandrum on Jun 06, '07 07:07:30PM

I admit that I have not performed speed tests with Open DNS, but subjectively it has definitely gotten slower over time. I first found the service when it showed up on SlashDot (I think). I will admit there is a possibility that I've simply become used to the additional speed, but I don't honestly think that is the case. I certainly remember that pages seemed to literally leap upon the screen when I first moved to OpenDNS, but that is no longer the case. Possibly the user base has simply grown too fast to quite keep up with...

Still a great service however, and still faster than Charter's servers by a long shot however!

David Butler

[ Reply to This | # ]