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Speed up DNS lookups, HA
Authored by: gregraven on Jun 08, '07 06:12:44AM

Maybe you're higher up the DNS food chain than I am, but like many others I know, when I run a DNS query, I'm using someone else's machine, no matter which service I use to connect to the Internet -- I don't run my own comprehensive DNS server. Imagine that!

However, I DO like to have domain names instead of IP addresses in my log analysis reports. OpenDNS allows me to make these substitutions far faster than any of the default DNS servers to which I've had access. In my book, saving a bunch of time on a task such as this is anything but "stupid."

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Apple Valley, CA



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Speed up DNS lookups, HA
Authored by: pauldy on Jun 08, '07 06:56:44AM

I use the default name servers verizon provides me without issue. If you run your own server then you should look at running a caching name server. Most linux distros offer it as a simple package you install and forget about. Windows is a bit more of a challenge but the rewards should be an even faster lookup than using a remote service.

If you are having issues with the speed of your local DNS queries then you really should take that up with whoever administrates the network in which you live.

If your using it for some other reason then you should be aware that some of the things this network does is on par with what network solutions was doing years back and got their hands slapped. Then at least your letting people make an informed decision and not baiting them into it with promises of faster internet response (which everyone wants), and instead they now have the potential for all sorts of things to happen they didn't expect. Like getting redirected to other sites or the potential of this company going out of business without the end user knowing, and someone nefarious snagging those ips and really causing some issues for people who would be the most vulnerable.



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Speed up DNS lookups, HA
Authored by: gregraven on Jun 10, '07 02:56:53PM

I replied to this, but apparently hit the wrong button, so it appears in the main stream of responses.

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