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    Lightbulb What's your optimum DNS Server?

    Hi, I would like to know what DNS servers do you guys prefer here in Bangladesh?

    Picking the right DNS server makes a lot of difference when you're surfing the net not only because they speed up your browsing speed depending on which ones you prefer to go for...but also if you end up picking the wrong ones you may face security issues due to DNS cache poisoning attacks, etc.

    Also I noticed a sticky in this section which is pretty good at outlining various DNS servers out there, but I think people should actually take the time to test those DNS servers for themselves since the optimum DNS server may vary depending on the ISP we're dealing with.

    Anyway, I'm using Qubee with 1 Mbps connection, and the statistics below outlines the DNS servers that are good for me from automated DNS benchmark report.


    Code:
    Final list of nameservers considered:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    208.67.222.222  OpenDNS-2          170 ms | www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.234.96, google.com appears incorrect: 173.194.38.162, 173.194.38.165, 173.194.38.174, 173.194.38.166, 173.194.38.164, 173.194.38.161, 173.194.38.163, 173.194.38.169, 173.194.38.168, 173.194.38.160, 173.194.38.167, twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.150.7, 199.59.148.10, 199.59.148.82
    202.76.4.18     HK.net             177 ms | www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.229.13, twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.149.230, 199.59.150.39, 199.59.148.82
    8.8.8.8         Google Public DNS  188 ms | Replica of 8.8.4.4, twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.150.7, 199.59.149.230, 199.59.148.10, www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.229.11
    203.133.1.6     GIGA-Net-2 TW      206 ms | twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.150.39, 199.59.148.10, 199.59.150.7
    8.8.4.4         Google Public DNS- 208 ms | (excluded: Shares-cache with current primary DNS server)
    202.182.182.182 Pesat 3 ID         249 ms | google.com appears incorrect: 173.194.38.163, 173.194.38.164, 173.194.38.165, 173.194.38.166, 173.194.38.167, 173.194.38.168, 173.194.38.169, 173.194.38.174, 173.194.38.160, 173.194.38.161, 173.194.38.162, twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.150.39, 199.59.148.82, 199.59.150.7, www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.234.96
    203.115.81.38   PaceNet IN         281 ms | twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.149.230, 199.59.150.39, 199.59.148.10
    202.95.128.60   PeSat-2 ID         294 ms | twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.148.82, 199.59.150.7, 199.59.148.10, www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.228.70
    216.146.36.36   DynGuide-2         347 ms | www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.247.80, google.com appears incorrect: 173.194.70.139, 173.194.70.113, 173.194.70.100, 173.194.70.102, 173.194.70.101, 173.194.70.138, NXDOMAIN Hijacking, twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.148.82, 199.59.150.39, 199.59.149.230
    156.154.71.1    UltraDNS-2         349 ms | twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.148.10, 199.59.149.230, 199.59.150.7, www.facebook.com appears incorrect: 69.171.234.96, NXDOMAIN Hijacking
    114.130.11.66   Amar ISP BD        350 ms | google.com appears incorrect: 173.194.38.161, 173.194.38.162, 173.194.38.163, 173.194.38.164, 173.194.38.165, 173.194.38.166, 173.194.38.167, 173.194.38.168, 173.194.38.169, 173.194.38.174, 173.194.38.160, twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.148.10, 199.59.148.82, 199.59.150.7
    114.130.11.67   Amar ISP-2 BD      440 ms | twitter.com appears incorrect: 199.59.148.10, 199.59.148.82, 199.59.150.39


    Code:
    Fastest individual response (in milliseconds):
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    OpenDNS-2        ################ 94.86985
    Google Public DN ################# 99.31707
    HK.net           ####################### 134.32693
    GIGA-Net-2 TW    ######################### 147.10212
    PaceNet IN       ########################### 159.98292
    Pesat 3 ID       ######################################## 234.74479
    PeSat-2 ID       ######################################## 235.44192
    Amar ISP BD      ######################################### 240.68499
    Amar ISP-2 BD    ######################################### 245.36896
    DynGuide-2       ############################################ 260.59699
    UltraDNS-2       ##################################################### 318.63999
    
    Mean response (in milliseconds):
    --------------------------------
    OpenDNS-2        ################# 169.67
    Google Public DN ################### 190.57
    GIGA-Net-2 TW    ######################### 250.52
    PaceNet IN       ########################### 276.10
    Pesat 3 ID       ################################ 325.67
    Amar ISP BD      ##################################### 379.51
    Amar ISP-2 BD    ###################################### 388.06
    DynGuide-2       ###################################### 390.85
    PeSat-2 ID       ############################################# 454.99
    UltraDNS-2       ############################################# 459.65
    HK.net           ##################################################### 546.17










    The benchmark report was automatically generated using the tool - namebench.


    You can get it here and find out the DNS servers that are good for you: http://code.google.com/p/namebench/


    Let me know if you guys need help using it.
    Last edited by irenicus09; April 18th, 2012 at 22:17.

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    >Picking the right DNS server makes a lot of difference when you're surfing the net not only because they speed up your browsing speed depending on which ones you prefer to go for.

    It really doesn't, unless you go with one especially known for these.

    Once cached, a dns entry won't expire till its ttl expires, and 200 (or 50) ms lookups are ignorable. Either way, whatever floats your boat.

    (I use a mixup of NTT/Level3/Singtel, for the sake of participation)

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    @Codex : Thanks for replying.

    Well sometimes I primarily rely on OpenDNS because not only are they fast & come with various neat features like Anti-Phishing, etc. but they claim to not store logs of your DNS lookups, etc. if you disable it @control panel as a registered user.

    Also I heard Google DNS, although fast...they keep logs of your DNS lookups & they might sell that info to third parties, etc...so I try to stay away from them when ever possible.

    And, if you guys use the tool that I mentioned...it does detect for various security issues related to those DNS servers & gives you an idea of how safe they are, etc....in one case I saw some servers did perform DNS hijacking...which can potentially redirect you to phishing pages, etc. making you a victim of identity theft.

    But it all comes down to a matter of personal choice, there's no right or wrong.
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    OpenDNS is the primary suspect of DNS hijacking, then. Unless you actually make an account (Derp, :effort: ), they will not return NXDOMAIN on any non-existing domains.

    They'll instead use the opportunity to milk some ad revenue out of you. And lol, google storing logs. They can store all they want, I don't do anything suspicious enough online that I need to be worried about any of it. People need to stop thinking internet conglomerates care about them

    But yeah, at the end of the day, whichever pleases someone.

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    I use Google's DNS. Qubee's DNS may be sufficient for the average user, but it doesn't work for me due to their records taking so long to update.

    I don't really care about getting logged by Google. People really need to stop being so paranoid.
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    Use DNS Bench it includes a lot more server addresses. I use a combination of Mango IIG DNS Server (114.130.11.66/114.130.11.66) server and Google DNS Server (8.8.8.8/8.8.4.4)

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    i used bdcom's own dns 114.31.0.66 and that seems slow than opendns, bt speed hasn't made up progress very well, i've been getting trouble running xbmc and its addons which relies on filmon.com, none of those works better these days. i might have to try google dns if it makes better results.

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    Try DNS Advantage. Gave me better results than OpenDNS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post
    Try DNS Advantage. Gave me better results than OpenDNS.
    just applied this one....let's see how it works so far !! thanks

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    When I had my aamra I used OpenDNS, but now I use Aknet and use Google DNS

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