DNS pre-fetching?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Daveski17, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I have noticed that in SRWare Iron 'Under the Bonnet' ~ Options (Privacy), I have the ability to turn the DNS pre-fetching on or off. My knowledge of computers is limited & I am not that sure what this really is, even after reading this. o_O


    Is there any real advantage to have this function activated?

    Are there security disadvantages? :eek:

    What does anyone think about DNS pre-fetching? I would be interested in other people's opinions about this topic.
     
  2. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

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    Well, it certainly makes browsing snappier. OTOH, you have DNS lookups for every link on every page that you view. What if there's a link to something really evil and nasty? Even so, using a good anonymity provider would probably protect you.
     
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Using SRWare Iron I haven't really noticed any difference as it is lightning fast anyway. I'll have to spend more time comparing them I suppose.


    This is what concerns me.


    Anonymity Provider? Please explain...
     
  4. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

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    If you search Wilders for "hierophant", you'll find more that you probably want that I've posted re privacy/anonymity providers.
     
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    OK cheers.
     
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