Join us in Wellington 4th December and Auckland 27th November
Want to help us test an ads-free Geekzone? Register for webpass now

Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
4290 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 599927 25-Mar-2012 22:25 Send private message

A question from somebody who is not so knowledgeable in this area. If your ISP uses a transparent proxy, does it really matter then what DNS you put in your router since they will ignore it and use their own DNS resolution?

This breaks proxy services like unblock-us usually. But even with their transparent proxy I have noticed that on TCL at least, when a different proxy address is specified, some of the CDN's are really slow. The Herald is one such example which performs really slow when the proxy server in my router is not set to the TCL ones.

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

Check out my blog at

7962 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 370


  Reply # 600154 26-Mar-2012 12:06 Send private message

freitasm: Not being mean, but being mean... Probably someone who (wrongly) decided to use Google DNS or OpenDNS thinking they would greatly improve performance for the company.

+1 Such a common problem for IT guys which don't understand DNS and start messing around. I see this quite a bit.  

Nothing like sucking out Windows Updates from Spain at 20KB/s :-)

Quite normal for a small/medium size business to have it's own dns servers as many are running SBS or AD servers, just a matter or not putting something silly in the forwarders.

47 posts

+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 600170 26-Mar-2012 12:22 Send private message

FYI, you can also hit CDN problems if you use a VPN. eg if DNS resolution takes place at the far end of the tunnel, but the web traffic isn't routed that way too. One way to avoid that is to use search domains to limit DNS resolution to just the subset that are on the VPN. The VPN server should be configured to do this but if it's not you can work around it on your own machine.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter & Pushbullet »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Follow us to receive updates on your mobile device or browser via Pushbullet:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.