[kwlug-disc] DNS getting hinky?

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Thu Oct 22 19:52:14 EDT 2009

unsolicited wrote:
> Anyone else experiencing intermittent DNS wonkiness?
> When one moment wikipedia resolves, and a minute later not, it's
> irritating. Same on google. To pick a couple.
> I even went and changed my DNS on one machine to uunet only
> (, to no change.
> [At one point, I had the sense that people felt uunet had gone downhill
> / gotten slower, but that feeling reversed itself last year some time.
> It seems. Am I remembering correctly?]
> There has been list discussions in the past regarding their preferred /
> favourite DNS servers, but I didn't have a real solid sense of a consensus.

Generally speaking, I've rarely been impressed with ISP DNS.  If you
have an always on High speed connection, do it yourself is the only way
to go.

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