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roseway

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DNS benchmark
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:48:14 PM »

This is an interesting benchmark tool which checks out numerous different DNS servers and rates them for speed. It also gives a report on the quality of the DNS servers which are configured in the host system. It's a Windows program, but works perfectly in Linux with Wine.

https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
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Re: DNS benchmark
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 02:47:52 AM »

Handy tool that eric... Ive just run it...
Its nice to see that Be's new DNS server are being almost twice as responsive as OpenDNS :D
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Re: DNS benchmark
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 07:22:54 AM »

I'm trying out Google DNS at present, and it comes out near the top. The ones which sometimes beat it are some 'orange' ones which redirect bad URL lookups to advertising-infested pages instead of returning 404s as they should.

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Re: DNS benchmark
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 11:38:45 AM »

>>> The ones which sometimes beat it are some 'orange' ones which redirect bad URL lookups to advertising-infested pages instead of returning 404s as they should.

That reminds me.... and whilst kinda on topic thought id mention it.

A few weeks ago I was having problems accessing a couple of sites that I knew should be working - such as Thomson Speedtouch and I kept getting the opendns advertising page thingy.

I thought Id removed opendns in favour of DNS Advantage a while back, but obviously not!   ???
Anyhow I just couldnt seem to access the site and OpenDNS kept pulling up their ad page.
I removed OpenDNS and took the opportunity to add Bes new DNS..  and immediately I was able to access the site.
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Re: DNS benchmark
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 12:49:49 PM »

Oddly enough, when I first changed from OpenDNS to DNS Advantage I had a similar problem of OpenDNS not wanting to go away, and I never really got to the bottom of why this happened. But I don't recall any genuine sites being redirected. I don't think I'll be using OpenDNS again anyway.
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