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  #1537786 21-Apr-2016 22:08
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I disabled DNSCrypt and enabled the ISP DNS servers - DNSSEC works, and I've noticed it getting IP's that are closer to where I am - e.g. google.co.nz resolves to a IP closer to here at 24ms, as opposed to 180+ms when using a Tier2 dnscrypt server. (results different IP's)

 

With that said, the performance difference is not hugely noticeable between using the ISP-non-dnscrypt DNS servers and the Tier2 dnscrypt enabled servers, so I may leave it enabled using the tier2 NZ server.






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  #1537810 21-Apr-2016 23:42
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I've done some speed comparisons between some dnscrypt providers and found that CloudNS is the fastest of the lot. I tried Tier2 and thought it was quite slow (the Auckland nameserver). This way, I have multiple nameservers that don't log anything (verified), only accept dnscrypt traffic with features such as dnssec + namecoin support.





 
 
 
 




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  #1538080 22-Apr-2016 13:17
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michaelmurfy:

 

I've done some speed comparisons between some dnscrypt providers and found that CloudNS is the fastest of the lot. I tried Tier2 and thought it was quite slow (the Auckland nameserver). This way, I have multiple nameservers that don't log anything (verified), only accept dnscrypt traffic with features such as dnssec + namecoin support.

 

 

 

 

Interesting. I will flick between the two over the next week or so and see if any difference is noticed. Ping is definitely lower to the NZ Tier2 dns server (by about 3 fold) when compared to Cloudns, but of course, that doesn't always tell the full picture.

 

Coming from the dnscrypt provider I was using before, our internet is already significantly faster and for the most part where I think it should be for the type of connection that it is. So definitely a huge improvement.

 

Weirdly, even using the Tier2 NZ server, it still picks up an overseas IP for google.co.nz, taking my normally ~20ms ping to the local google server, up to ~200 for the international one.
But given the speedup of most of my other traffic, I'm willing to deal with that for the moment.

 

 

 

 






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  #1572051 15-Jun-2016 01:29
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Just a heads up - I've found CloudNS-Can to now have an expired certificate / their Sydney server has been having problems lately (picked up from some internal logs on my network). I have not found a better DNS server hosted in Australia / NZ that does dnssec checks apart from my ISP's DNS server (BigPipe) so have personally switched back to that.

 

If you're using dnscrypt + CloudNS I would suggest switching away from them. I sent them a PGP encrypted email a few days ago and have yet to have a reply but it is a little worrying that their website currently has an expired SSL certificate + the keyswap from them to my dnscrypt client has stopped working.

 

I've got quite a few servers under 20ms away so might implement my own dnscrypt network however my ISP's DNS servers are fine for now.





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