[kwlug-disc] DNS getting hinky?

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Oct 23 18:41:16 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 04:09:18PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> Anyone else experiencing intermittent DNS wonkiness?
> [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?]

I have never heard of uunet before. I'll get off your lawn now. 

> 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.

Many of us were advocating OpenDNS. 

> For the moment, anyone else experiencing DNS weirdness? i.e. Do I need  
> to be looking more closely internally?

We have been experiencing some real network slowdowns in general.
Websites are taking a long time to load, I am losing my SSH
connections, etc. Something's up, but I am not competent enough to
understand what -- our traffic graphs look reasonably normal. 

- Paul

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