Which DNS ?

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  1. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

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    As ClearCloud is soon dead I wonder what DNS you guys use?

    I thought about Comodo DNS as i also use CIS but in all the reviews its kinda bad compared to ClearCloud/Norton.

    Right now I use OpenDNS.. or should I rather use Norton DNS? I only want malware/phishing protection but no "bad content" filtering.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    I'm using Norton. Haven't had any issues... haven't even seen it.
     
  3. TheKid7

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    Same here.

    I have Norton DNS configured on my Cable/DSL Router.
     
  4. G1111

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    I switched over to Norton from ClearCloud recently. No issues so far. If for some reason ClearCloud gets a reprieve I will switch back.
     
  5. 1PW

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    Nobody can tell you which DNS servers are the fastest unless they share a router with you. Run a DNS benchmark utility such as:

    namebench or DNSBench.

    But, the benchmark test results, you obtain, may not be true 12 hours from now or even 12 weeks from now. YMMV
     
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  6. zakazak

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    Thanks for the benchmark.. and what about malware filtering when comparing opendns with norton dns?
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Chrome and Firefox both prefetch DNS addresses anyways so I can't imagine that there's any difference in speed in any practical use.
     
  8. zakazak

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    did those benchmarks.. opendns & norton are pretty much the same (first test norton was fastern, then opendns). clearcloud was way faster than both :(

    So i guess its all about dedection rate.. couldn't find any reviews/tests for norton vs opendns :/
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    Like I said, your browser prefetches DNS anyways so it really shouldn't make any difference.

    Unless someone knows otherwise?


    edit: just had a problem with norton - removed
     
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  10. zakazak

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    you removed norton or norton removed the problem? :p

    the browser prefetches the dns.. yes that means there is no speed difference? but it doesnt effect the security?
     
  11. Hungry Man

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    I removed Norton.

    No it shouldn't effect security that it prefetches.
     
  12. zakazak

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    so which one are you using now? what problem did u have?

    yep as i said.. i don't "care" much about the speed as norton is pretty much the same as opendns + browsers use dns pre fetching :)
     
  13. Hungry Man

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    Google DNS.
     
  14. zakazak

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    it doesnt offer any mwlare/phishing blocking?
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    No. It will not block any sites.

    Instead their security is based on keeping the servers clean.
     
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    i use default
     
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    Norton primary and comodo alternate. According to DNS benchmark, norton had the faster time.
     
  18. zakazak

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    switched to Norton now.. will see if it is going to make any troubles :)
     
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    Having trouble finding my DNS settings in W7. Can someone give me a heads up?
     
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    From a command prompt type: ipconfig /all

    Gerard
     
  22. justenough

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    I've gone from CC to Norton and now Google DNS.
     
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    Norton DNS has been tested a lot. The conclusion I've made is that it's the fastest one.
     
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