Networks DNS Servers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RedFlames, 29 Dec 2017.

?

Pick your DNS.

  1. Google

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. openDNS

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. IBM Quad9

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. ISP Default

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. Something else...

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. I like Cheesecake

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    8,308
    Likes Received:
    417
    What's people's preferrnces for DNS servers these days?

    still openDNS? Google? Quad9?
     
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    41
    I just run a test and check which is faster. Usually the ISP one is faster but I avoid that one. Then I configure my router as a caching DNS server.
     
  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Active Member

    Joined:
    18 Mar 2005
    Posts:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    21
    ISP default at home, if I ever have to configure something at work, Google DNS for obvious reasons.

    Can I ask why you have a preference? I am ignorant of these things.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    8,308
    Likes Received:
    417
    I don;t have a preference atm... but some prefer one over another from a speed or 'i don't want to be tracked' pov...

    ...that and VM's DNS seems to be perpetually broken...
     
    ElThomsono likes this.
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    9,622
    Likes Received:
    362
    I resolve locally on a caching server - it's a Pi-hole installation on my Microserver, in point of fact - which is set to resolve via OpenDNS, 'cos I like OpenDNS.
     
  6. Xlog

    Xlog Member

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    445
    Likes Received:
    16
    Running my own, because why not?
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    8,308
    Likes Received:
    417
    the router is a VM Stupidhub so doing anything at router-level is a no-go... I'll probably go with openDNS, was just seeing what people were using...

    Quad9 [9.9.9.9] was one i'd not encountered before.
     

Share This Page