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Topic # 58896 22-Mar-2010 22:39
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Anyone else getting excruciatingly slow DNS lookups using TCL servers at the moment?

It's getting so bad I'm considering firing up my trusty old Linux box to be a dnscache client, and just talk directly to the root servers again.

I don't understand how it can be this slow, unless they're using Windows or BIND (ugh).

Any TCL techies reading this forum, please check out http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/dnscache.html :)

Fast, tiny, leaks no memory. 

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  Reply # 310000 22-Mar-2010 22:59
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Yeah I was.  Seems to be better now.

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  Reply # 310018 23-Mar-2010 00:02
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You can always use opendns.com. its free (the up'a are on the bottom right), and no sign up required.

Oh and tinydns rocks ;)

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  Reply # 310019 23-Mar-2010 00:03
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IP's (sorry, posting from my mobile)

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  Reply # 310056 23-Mar-2010 08:29
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I've noticed it hasn't been great the last few weeks, so I too have switched to a little eeepc I have running as a server. It's now doing the DNS lookups and caching for us. Things seem a bit faster now.

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  Reply # 310057 23-Mar-2010 08:30
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Using third party DNS providers is not a good idea, as it will have problems if your destinations uses CDN and provides responses from IP addresses different from what your network is expecting.





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  Reply # 310068 23-Mar-2010 09:22
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freitasm: Using third party DNS providers is not a good idea, as it will have problems if your destinations uses CDN and provides responses from IP addresses different from what your network is expecting.



So what would you suggest to use instead of OpenDNS for a group of about 8 childcare centres that need to block objectionable sites on the internet?
Bearing in mind that OpenDNS costs them nothing.




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  Reply # 310070 23-Mar-2010 09:29
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In this case I'd say the childcare is not too interested in things like Facebook, right? Then go for OpenDNS.





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