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Old 08-05-2007, 18:30   #1
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Fastest DNS Servers in south east England

Can someone please list me the fastest DNS server ip addresses please if this is possible, i would like to check a few out, thanks,
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Re: Fastest DNS Servers in south east England

For what purpose ? You can try some of mine rated A+ on dnsstuff.com

If it's to aid your broadband connection at home just install a local caching nameserver.
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If it's to aid your broadband connection at home just install a local caching nameserver.
Please could you explain how to,thanks
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Old 08-05-2007, 18:56   #4
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Can someone please list me the fastest DNS server ip addresses please if this is possible, i would like to check a few out, thanks,
While I can't guarantee it being the fastest i always found opendns (http://opendns.com) to be fast at returning a response.
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Please could you explain how to,thanks
Google is your friend

Google for "windows local dns cache"
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Re: Fastest DNS Servers in south east England

You have a few different choices:

Your ISPs dns servers.
A local DNS server (running on your machine)
A router that caches DNS queries. (rather than passthru)
OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220


Depending on your particular set up anyone may be faster than any other.

Eg A local cache would seem faster, but gains may be negated by time for a single CPU machine to do context/program switching to get the info. Thats what I found running a local nameserver on a Linux machine,
My best results came from using my Router. (WRT54G with Tomato)
Also OpenDNS is pretty damn fast, but not any much faster than using NTLs dns servers, but it has a bigger cache.
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You have a few different choices:

Your ISPs dns servers.
A local DNS server (running on your machine)
A router that caches DNS queries. (rather than passthru)
OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220


Depending on your particular set up anyone may be faster than any other.

Eg A local cache would seem faster, but gains may be negated by time for a single CPU machine to do context/program switching to get the info. Thats what I found running a local nameserver on a Linux machine,
My best results came from using my Router. (WRT54G with Tomato)
Also OpenDNS is pretty damn fast, but not any much faster than using NTLs dns servers, but it has a bigger cache.
I just find the search page and shortcuts more useful than the speed
Although they are usually fast for me.

The cache check feature of opendns is also quite neat as you can force them to update their DNS
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I just find the search page and shortcuts more useful than the speed
Although they are usually fast for me.

The cache check feature of opendns is also quite neat as you can force them to update their DNS
Yup, I like OpenDNS can configure it on my Router, so I get best of both worlds!
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Use this speed test software from Gibson research. Dns Benchmark
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Re: Fastest DNS Servers in south east England

If you want to run a local dns server for your LAN then Treewalk works very well.

http://treewalkdns.com/index.htm
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