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




2027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 791

Trusted

Topic # 159886 16-Dec-2014 09:22
Send private message

Google have announced a partnership with Akamai, so that if you're using Google's Public DNS Servers, you'll still get given a "local" Akamai server.

This will (slowly) mean an end to the old "If you're using Google DNS you'll get poor Akamai performance"

Good news.



Create new topic
3761 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2275

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1198298 16-Dec-2014 09:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

It is good news - it'll mitigate the issues for people choosing to use a much slower option than their ISP assigned servers.

Google DNS has a little way to go before it can match the performance of a truly local ISP DNS server... For me Google DNS is approx 35ms away on a very good day while my ISP DNS is 4ms.

Cheers - N

2284 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1198338 16-Dec-2014 11:17
Send private message

I wonder how they determine what 'local' Akamai server is, hopefully it'll be smart enough to send users to their ISPs cache as opposed to just some open one?

Perhaps ISPs should just intercept UDP port 53 destined to 8.8.8.8 and redirect those requests to their DNS servers, simmilar result, if not even better.

 
 
 
 




2027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 791

Trusted

  Reply # 1198353 16-Dec-2014 11:31
Send private message

insane: I wonder how they determine what 'local' Akamai server is


The blog links to this page which explains it at a nice high level.

How Akamai then figures out which node to serve you from is part of their "secret sauce" I believe.

Create new topic



Twitter »

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:



Geekzone Live »

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


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.