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Lee
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« on: May 03, 2014, 06:35:06 PM »

I have always used my ISP's, not knowing any better, but I am wonder if it matters much or if I should switch it. I did just start running my own server which is handling DNS, but my secondary is still a Comcast server. What do you use? Open DNS? Google?
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 10:02:09 PM »

I used to use the ISP for my dns feed, but was always having on and off problems with it not responding, etc. Finally got pissed off, researched around, and started using googles open dns service. Zero issues since the change-up.

https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/?csw=1

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 12:24:36 PM »

I generally just use my the ones my ISP supplies via DHCP, but I have in the past switched to the google DNS servers before when ours were having issues. I haven't had any issues though since TWC took us over from Insight.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 09:22:41 AM »

funny, i just switched from my ISP DNS server to OpenDNS just yesterday.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 01:52:52 AM »

Quote from: hitbyambulance on June 01, 2014, 09:22:41 AM

funny, i just switched from my ISP DNS server to OpenDNS just yesterday.

I haven't noticed any difference after the switch. I did hear in some podcast that DNS might affect things like caching of YouTube. As in your cable company's DNS server might direct you to YouTube videos that are on a cache of YouTube instead of actual YouTube, which may cause slowdown.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 03:26:36 AM »

If you really want to test things, use this:

https://code.google.com/p/namebench/
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