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Speed up DNS lookups
Authored by: gregraven on Jun 10, '07 02:54:14PM

I'm on Verizon, too. FIOS, in fact. OpenDNS is much faster. It's not even close, time-wise.

As for calling Verizon, I can just imagine the response of the adenoidal tech support person when I call to ask, please, to fix the response time of their DNS servers. It sounds like an exercise in futility, especially if Verizon is purposely throttling DNS response for some reason.

As for warning people, I believe I tried to do this in the original hint, here:

The only thing you have to be aware of is that if you dig an invalid address in Terminal.app, the results will appear to show that the main DNS server for your invalid address belongs to OpenDNS, which is almost certainly not the case. If this is a problem, though, you can set up different locations in System Preferences » Network, allowing quick and easy switching among default DNS servers, OpenDNS servers, and any other servers you may use.

As you can see, I even offered a method for avoiding the issue you mention for those who had concerns about it.

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Greg Raven
Apple Valley, CA

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