Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Yash Khan, Mar 8, 2015.
Which are good & reliable DNS Server?
take a look at this post by mirimir:
I ran DNS Benchmark & after completion it shows my ISP DNS on top.
Does that mean my ISP DNS are fastest for me?
When I click Nameserver, my ISP DNS are on top (ISP 2 DNS Server) but when I click Run Benchmark the order of my ISP DNS is changed.
For ex- When click on Nameserver
& when click on Run Benchmark
So whats my ISP Preferred & Alternate DNS?
How is Norton DNS?
Any other DNS that blocks pornography too?
I am from India, dont know if the location helps in suggesting DNS.
YandexDNS and OpenDNS. If you have a public IP you can set up filters in OpenDNS yourself, if not, use FamilyShield precofingured.
I prefer FamilyShield, it detects more, it has some servers near you and if you report a webpage, it is blocked within a day.
the reason your isp dns servers show up at the top before running benchmark is so that you know that they are your default dns servers. that doesn't mean anything unless you run the benchmark.
the result you get after running the benchmark is what you should pay attention to.
you can check out the conclusion tab to see what your system's primary and secondary dns servers are.
norton's connect safe is a solid choice if reliability is what you're looking for. here's a map showing their server locations round the globe.
but if you're looking for a privacy-friendly and anti-censorship dns server then go with the ones on that wiki list (except for google & comodo).
I ran benchmark.
1st was my ISP
2nd was Google
3rd was Google
I also ran custom list & then benchmark
1st was Reliance
2nd was my ISP
3rd was Google
4th was Google
Google seems to be good.
Norton was not in the list. I actually performed custom list for Norton.
I set Reliance as my preferred & ISP as alternative.
But I felt slight slowdown compared to my ISP.
My ISP DNS are
Yes my ISP uses Google for alternative DNS.
And I find this DNS the best for me.
I tried Norton too & it was good too like my ISP.
May be I wil try Norton as I am looking for a good, reliable DNS with pornography blocking.
I tried namebench too.
Damn, its too slow. Took 2 Hours.
But still I tried 2 times.
And both times, the results were different.
Benchmark's results were consistent with just top 3 changing position.
I tried DNSjumper too.
It just analyzed 8-10 DNS.
Rest it showed query failed or couldn't reach or something like this.
Either my ISP
Thanxx frds for the support & time.
I live in India too [ Mumbai ] and google dns has been the fastest for me , then norton dns . Open dns was the slowest for me
I am confused now.
Network adapter are set to obtain dsn automatically.
ipconfig /all shows 2 dns.
I called service provider customer care & they mention dns
Now I am confused what preferred & alternate dns my isp use?
Do you use router or connect directly ?
Sometimes direct, sometimes router.
Separate names with a comma.