[kwlug-disc] DNS getting hinky?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Oct 23 20:57:56 EDT 2009


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 8:22 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 10/23/2009 7:41 PM:
>
>>     > 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.
>>
>>
>> There has been objections to some practices of theirs. I think it was them
>> hijacking site not found errors and displaying their own ad page instead.
>>
>> I use these DNS servers instead in /etc/resolv.conf
>>
>> nameserver 4.2.2.5
>> nameserver 4.2.2.6
>>
>> They belong to Level 3 and there are no strings attached.
>>
>
> Thanks Khalid.
>
> 13 hops away for me, and in U.S. Not that that should matter, but I would
> have thought closer (and also no strings) would be better. Perhaps with
> caching it's not really an issue.


I am on Rogers too.

When I ping it, it takes only 35 ms.
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