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#52669 5-Dec-2009 09:06
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Looks like they have opened this up for public testing, the 2 servers are:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

very simple to remember!

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  #279495 5-Dec-2009 09:07
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have been using it for a day or so , not sure if it is any quicker but no problems




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  #279502 5-Dec-2009 10:34
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Remember a lot of services supplied by ISP's (mostly things like caching like akamai, youtube, web caches etc) expect you to use the ISP's name servers or services may be slow than normal (stuff will not be cached and you might get slower access than normal)


 
 
 
 


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  #279525 5-Dec-2009 12:07
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Correct... If you use google DNS (or OpenDNS or others) you will get an IP address for some services that are not the one closest to you if they use a CDN. In this case some ISP stateful firewalls will see a response coming from an IP that wasn't contacted before and cause all sorts of problem.

If you are on TelstrfaClear for example you might have problems accessing Faceboook and other services that rely on a CDN. This is just one of many examples...




 

 

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#279569 5-Dec-2009 17:53
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Why bother? Google DNS is slower than TelstraClear, Xtra or Worldxchange DNS...





 

 

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  #279572 5-Dec-2009 18:09
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I posted a blog entry where I explain why third party DNS resolvers can be a pain. Also added the full results of the benchmark there.




 

 

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  #282970 15-Dec-2009 23:48
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The whole point of the Google DNS is so that they can see what people are doing on the internet, the true motive has nothing to do with providing faster or more reliable internet.

I'm sure once they have enough users around the world using their DNS servers they will start to sell the information on or use it for better targeted marketing.

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No, they will use it for Google Adsense. They currently use your search history to give you targeted ads. Next they will be using what you do everywhere else.

It is really amazing what google knows about you.




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  #284942 24-Dec-2009 01:05
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I use opendns because it allows me to block certain stuff i don't want my boy having access to on the internet which means i dont have to be looking over his shoulder while he's online, If he gets into trouble I'm most likely only ten feet away on my own PC so it's all good and less of a worry

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