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Open DNS and Fastcache

Discussion in 'Networking' started by llsee, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. llsee

    llsee Thread Starter

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    I am curious if anyone on TSG has tried Open DNS http://www.opendns.com/

    If you have, would you post your experience with it? Also, how about Analogix's Fastcache program.
     
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    What are you trying to accomplish?
     
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    There has been a lot of discussion lately at various tech web sites about the new Open DNS initiative. Chris Pirillo has been singing the praises of it on his Lockergnome web site. It supposedly improves internet page loading speed and provides security against phishing. At there same time there have been some critical postings of it, notably on the TechCrunch site.

    I was just wondering if anyone on TSG has tried it, and if so, what was their experience? Although I consider myself smart enough to not get caught in phishing traps, the idea of cutting a second or so off the time it takes to navigate to a new page is appealing.
     
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    I have no opinion. I don't know that DNS spoofing has become a major issue yet, so I'm not sure this isn't a solution in search of a problem.

    I've been known to use public DNS servers instead of the ISP supplied ones.
     
  5. llsee

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    Guess I'll give it a try myself. I have a small town ISP, and they seem to have frequent problems resolving domain names, and with their DNS server. So using a different DNS provider, could have some advantages. Or, maybe not.
     
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    Well, there are lots of public DNS servers, you can do a Google search on them and give a few a try. :)
     
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