motherboards
Arctic
Arctic Feezer 7x
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Have you changed your DNS server?

  1. #1
    Folding Team Leader

    Status
    grumpydaddy is offline

    Last Online
    23-03-2019 @ 20:29
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    UK (Plymouth)
    Posts
    3,167
    CPU: E5-26xx @2.54
    M/B: MSI X79 GD45 8d
    RAM: 16GB (2*8) G-Skill Trident X 2400 10,12,12 @1866
    GPU: sapphire hd7950
    • grumpydaddy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC90B
      • PSU:
      • PC P&C 910
      • Cooling:
      • C4 NIC
      • Sound:
      • with mb
      • Monitor:
      • dell 24inch
      • OS:
      • Win7 Ult
      • Misc:
      • CPU is an ES processor with 8 cores/16 threads
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 509 Times in 395 Posts
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Level completed: 22%,
    Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Have you changed your DNS server?

    Just curious, does anyone find that changing their DNS server has made a world of difference?

    The issues that you may have are things like being really slow or when your server does not find the address you asked for it sends you somewhere else rather than just reporting that it can't find said address.(redirection)

    Anyway, for those of you that maybe want to check and see if you can do better may I recommend another Gibson Research product "Domain Name Speed Benchmark " more info here http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

  2. The following user thanks grumpydaddy For this above post:

    4hams (09-03-2011)

  3. #2
    Regular Member

    Status
    4hams is offline

    Last Online
    10-02-2014 @ 17:40
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,200
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920
    M/B: ASUS
    RAM: G.SKILL
    GPU: ATI RADEON
    • 4hams's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • CM
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic
      • Cooling:
      • CORSAIR H50
      • Sound:
      • Onboard 8.1 HD
      • Monitor:
      • Hanns.G 22"
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
      • Misc:
      • It works!
    Thanks
    650
    Thanked 177 Times in 139 Posts
    Points: 7,881, Level: 26
    Points: 7,881, Level: 26
    Level completed: 56%,
    Points required for next Level: 269
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 269
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    Thanks grumpy! Will give it a shot.

  4. #3
    New Member

    Status
    CutNGlass is offline

    Last Online
    08-07-2017 @ 19:51
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hendersonville, NC
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Points: 4,836, Level: 20
    Points: 4,836, Level: 20
    Level completed: 47%,
    Points required for next Level: 214
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 214
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Overall activity: 16.0%

    Smile

    Yes. What a difference!

    <snip from> Need help accessing the site.
    "So, today my husband installed "ddclient" which is used for updating the dynamic dns entries -- and he signed up for a free account on "opendns.com"{on his laptop}. He was so happy with "how much better" everything is working today. It looks like we will be installing it on the other machines."{running linux-mint debian}

    So as of yesterday midday: here are the dns servers we are using (on the two we've re-configured):
    209.67.222.222, 209.67.220.220, 8.8.8.8

    Oh yeah, I was able to play a movie (crunchyroll.com) during prime-time last night. Even though I tend to be a night-owl, I don't want to have to watch my movies between 2-5 am.


    Note: We tried running MaraDNS(spelling?), but did not have the success that this gives us. He disabled maradns before he tried the opendns.com servers, so I'm not sure that we gave maradns a fair chance. This has only been changed for a couple of days now, but I'm hopeful that this will be a long-term solution -- for at least the dns portion of the slowness.

  5. #4
    Folding Team Leader

    Status
    grumpydaddy is offline

    Last Online
    23-03-2019 @ 20:29
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    UK (Plymouth)
    Posts
    3,167
    CPU: E5-26xx @2.54
    M/B: MSI X79 GD45 8d
    RAM: 16GB (2*8) G-Skill Trident X 2400 10,12,12 @1866
    GPU: sapphire hd7950
    • grumpydaddy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC90B
      • PSU:
      • PC P&amp;C 910
      • Cooling:
      • C4 NIC
      • Sound:
      • with mb
      • Monitor:
      • dell 24inch
      • OS:
      • Win7 Ult
      • Misc:
      • CPU is an ES processor with 8 cores/16 threads
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 509 Times in 395 Posts
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Level completed: 22%,
    Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    I have seen a lot of comment about this on a number of forums.... The reason I put this up is that it seems that although the likes of opendns would be good for a lot of people there is a certain geographical element to this which can mean that for some there are even better choices.

    Glad you had some success with changing....Did you change it in the router, the computer settings or just using the software you mentioned (don't know that one)
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

  6. #5
    New Member

    Status
    CutNGlass is offline

    Last Online
    08-07-2017 @ 19:51
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hendersonville, NC
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Points: 4,836, Level: 20
    Points: 4,836, Level: 20
    Level completed: 47%,
    Points required for next Level: 214
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 214
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Overall activity: 16.0%

    Smile

    Our ISP-supplied router does not support changing the DNS in the ROM. Which is just not right. For the computers we changed the configuration for connecting to the network to go to the router-based DHCP and request address-only.

    Our Roku, and other internet appliances don't offer this type of flexibility and expect the DHCP server to return the address and DNS info. (Roku, SkyAngel, Skype phone). Only thing to fix that will be to get out own Router (which we don't really trying to avoid shelling our more $ for). We'd rather put the $ towards more "fun" hardware.

    We're still learning about the other neat things that "OpenDNS.com" provides. It has nice mal-ware, anti-phishing support. Running their in addition to the google-based one in FireFox. It also has good VPN capability. We're learning more. Will update, as we play with it.

    Since we do not have a static IP address, we need to address the issue of a dynamic ip coming back on a refresh. This we are handling with one of the many dynamic clients that they suggest. In this case, we are setting up ddclient. which will automatically update OpenDNS when our router's visible ip address changes. (Yes, they actually have a link in their list of dynamic clients for linux clients.)

    OpenDNS.com also allows "shortcuts" to be created. That is all on their "free account". They have corporate version which has more filtering, blocking and enhance-reporting which we don't need. According to the presentation which they present to potential corporate clients, their service has not experienced an user-affecting outage in over 4 years (they have such good redundancy).

    You can also request their server to push out a cache update on a particular domain! That's really cool if you are working on websites -- or moving a server, etc. The more we look at what they have the happier we are that we found them. Most people do not even appreciate the technical "know-how" behind what they are doing. Having been involved with critical systems and seeing what it takes to properly administer dns servers in an active "mission-critical" environment -- we are amazed that this is FREE.

    Note: On this last system, I did screen captures of changes made. I'm documenting this for myself (so that I can set this up on my laptop next). I need to edit pix (black out my personal data). Adding to my to-do list of things for my next sleepless night, or day off: how-to basic setup. You do need to edit the etc/ddclient.conf file as super user. Gotta go, will be back late tonight. I also need to do screen captures on setting up new account on OpenDNS.com
    I'm trying to get all of our systems configured as nearly-the-same as possible.
    Last edited by CutNGlass; 10-03-2011 at 10:14. Reason: Add Note.

  7. The following user thanks CutNGlass For this above post:

    4hams (10-03-2011)

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Server issue?
    By Bob2701 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26-11-2010, 12:33
  2. Storage Server
    By aloraloz in forum Drives & Storage
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-01-2010, 07:12
  3. has the look just been changed?
    By Yblad in forum Feedback & Problems
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-06-2008, 12:31
  4. admin colour changed?
    By Yblad in forum Feedback & Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-02-2008, 17:01
  5. Server to Gaming Rig Conversion
    By StarComm in forum General Hardware
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26-11-2007, 02:15

Search tags for this page

209.67.222.222

,
dns number 209.67.222.222
,
dns server 209.67.222.222
,
dns setting on skyangel box
,
dsn 209.67.222.222
,
has anyone switched dns server
,
sky angel dns
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread