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News Google launches Public DNS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 4 Dec 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. tad2008

    tad2008 New Member

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    If they stick to their privacy policy and don't correlate the DNS data with their existing user data then it all seems like sunshine and roses, but I still can't help but wonder just how useful and potentially valuable that information would be to them should they decide to correlate the two or if they should ever become legally obliged to do so.....
     
  3. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    A potentially useful way for Google to "use" the "failed" DNS results would be to re-direct to Google search results for the site searched for... oh wait some browsers do that anyway...
     
  4. Edge102030

    Edge102030 Son, i am disappoint.

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    Brilliant!, what a coincidence, been having troubles with isp's DNS all day(not working) switched to using these now. Always have dns issues...
     
  5. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    Yikes! Google is slowly getting closer and closer to becoming skynet.
     
  6. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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  7. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    I use OpenDNS. Does the same thing Google are offering.
     
  8. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Just without all the rubbish and filters that OpenDNS use.
     
  9. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    NuTech Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, been looking for a replacement since OpenDNS decided to show you Yahoo search results instead of proper DNS protocol.
     
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    evoyear New Member

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    not really sure about dns connection, but the google is skynet is really good point
     
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    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Everyone knows that Google is US Gov intel right?
     
  13. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    Sorry for asking a probably very dumb question with a probable easy answer but what advanage do you have in using this or opendns over the dns server your isp provides?
     
  14. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    They're faster and more reliable (usually anyway, it varies depending on the ISP).
     
  15. woodshop

    woodshop UnSeenly

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    I used OpenDNS, so just switched.. anything is better then my isps.
     
  16. NuTech

    NuTech Well-Known Member

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    Here's a blog post regarding potential speed increases using Google's DNS.

    TL;DR - quite a large improvement over using your ISP's DNS or even OpenDNS, especially if you're in Europe accessing US websites.
     
  17. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    google dns is actually slower for me. with speedtest.net using a test server in the UK (almost opposite side of the world from me) i had a 15% loss of speed using googles dns!
     
  18. Mystic Pixel

    Mystic Pixel New Member

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    @confusis: ********, you speedtest.net results actually have nothing to do with your DNS servers (well, properly, any DNS speed changes would be in O(n) time -- and any speed test where DNS servers make a 15% difference is obviously a flawed speed test.)
     
  19. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    What is the most reliable way of checking the difference? I'm unconvinced I really need this but i'm willing to have a go.
     
  20. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    @ Mystic Pixel - well thats my results! tested it 3 times on each one and thats the average. maybe it's my funny isp
     
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