What DNS do you use?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Just curious which one people are using, simply list them below and why, thank you. :)
     
  2. VinLark

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    1.1.1.1, The real working man's DNS

    Any other DNS means you are a neckbeard that jacks off to anime.
     
  3. Alkéryn

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    Google dns is the fastest for me
    There isn't a faster one
    Depending of your location some may be faster
    And Google dns is faster than cloudfare's from my location
     
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    tell me about it, it seems it's owned by cloudfare? it can be really trusted?

    currently using open dns
    google already has enough of my info and data, i rather not use their dns service..
     
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  7. Sonic Angel Knight
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    How is 1.1.1.1 easier to remember than 8.8.8.8 or 9.9.9.9? :wtf:

    It's just the same number repeated four times over! :blink:
     
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    1.1.1.1
     
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    but 1 < 8 !

    :hrth:

    seriously, you guys try to ping 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 and post the results here? I'd be curious to see which responds faster
     
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    I'm waiting for one with 7.7.7.7 so i can feel lucky. B-)
     
  11. leafeon34

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    I've always used the default DNS settings. I'll temporarily switch to openDNS if I want to access a certain Swedish torrent site which is blocked in Australia. But now I'm going to give 1.1.1.1 a shot.
     
  12. tech3475

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    I just use the ISP one or temporarily 8.8.8.8 if I suspect DNS problems.

    Ping tests (over wifi):

    ISP (Talktalk 79.79.79.77):
    Google (8.8.8.8):
    Cloudfare (1.1.1.1):
     
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    Ping times don't necessarily reflect propagation and resolution times, though. In my experience as a network admin and web host, third party DNS providers tend to propagate much faster than ISP provided servers. Mind you, this is only from experience with the monopoly that is US based ISPs; Verizon, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox. I can't speak that much for others (UK based ones tend to be similar to the US), but propagation and resolution matters more to me than simple replies. Keep in mind that when you ping a host, you're just waiting for a "PONG", which is just an arbitrary response that doesn't really represent anything other than that the host is listening and able to respond, and how long it takes to receive these arbitrary responses. This doesn't speak for the actual function of the DNS server, though, and how fast it works.
     
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    8.8.8.8 from Google. this works great for me
     
  15. Blood Fetish

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    I switched to 1.1.1.1 after it went public. It's pretty snappy, but I'm in southern California so the difference between it and Google's service is negligible.

    Pinging 1.1.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=53
    Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=53
    Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=53
    Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=53

    Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=57
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=57
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=57
    Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=57
     
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    I see little reason to not use my ISP's.
     
  17. Viri

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    Open DNS.
     
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    I use OpenNIC with DNSCrypt and Unbound. I don't mind waiting 2ms longer for a response if that means google or my isp dont know about my neckbeard weeaboo anime watching and casual browsing.
     
  19. Ryccardo

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    Google because that was the first major DNS that's not censored like ISP ones, or redirecting to ads like those or OpenDNS

    (Actually, I'm using my router as DNS - which in turn uses Google, but also resolves {hostname}.lan even though I manually enter IPs 99% of the time)
     
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