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    A new DNS Cloudfare just came out with IPs 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. It claims to be the fastest DNS and respects your privacy. Pinging both Cloudflare and Google I get around the same pings from both of them (70ms average) but Google goes through more routes compared to Cloudflare.

    My question is which one do you think would be best? And also in terms of routing to the nearest CDN?

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    Me too. @CvP , @Codex , @Asif _z?

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    Hey, it works on Triangle as well. Thanks man

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    Is it worth switching from Google DNS?

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    In a way yeah, there's even an article down here that says it so.

    https://steemit.com/dns/@v4vapid/clo...internet-speed

    I've even tested it out, it's very stable for gaming.

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    depends on isp

    i get crap ping on cloudfare (100ms+) but on google (30ms)
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    I always use this to check for best DNS Server.
    https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    I've even tested it out, it's very stable for gaming.
    What and how did you test? Post raw-data if you can. I don't see how a DNS change will have material impact on gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    What and how did you test? Post raw-data if you can. I don't see how a DNS change will have material impact on gaming.
    I'm confused by this as well

    A DNS server is supposed to resolve domain names to IP address, and nothing more if I'm not wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSGameDude33 View Post
    A new DNS Cloudfare just came out with IPs 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. It claims to be the fastest DNS and respects your privacy. Pinging both Cloudflare and Google I get around the same pings from both of them (70ms average) but Google goes through more routes compared to Cloudflare.

    My question is which one do you think would be best? And also in terms of routing to the nearest CDN?
    Networking 101: More hops doesn't mean worse performance.

    Also, external DNS is only needed when your isp's dns servers are crap (and/or you're worried out about dns leak). Why use a dns server 4000km away when your isp's one is 1-2 hops away?

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    I guess it has to do with bandwidth, there are times where network would stutter using Google DNS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _batman View Post
    Networking 101: More hops doesn't mean worse performance.

    Also, external DNS is only needed when your isp's dns servers are crap (and/or you're worried out about dns leak). Why use a dns server 4000km away when your isp's one is 1-2 hops away?
    This. External DNS servers have never been that much of a benefit for me. Although, I must admit, since name resolution is a multi-step process, it may be that a DNS server that is farther away from you may reach the domain's nameserver and thus resolve the name faster. Use dig +trace or an online tool to check.

    It might matter for gaming if there are name resolutions happening on a continuous basis (some games might have a network monitor in debugging mode, or you could run Wireshark). For browsing, it does matter, and name resolution takes a significant portion of time starting up (no cache). Not sure what the implications are for HTTP 2, though, owing to multiplexing. [1]

    [1] In fact, having a CDN with HTTP2+SSL may degrade performance, so I foresee CDNs like Cloudflare becoming obsolete in some future.
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