Which DNS server to use?

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  1. chet

    chet R.I.P.

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    Never known this, and now I'm curious. Does it matter which DNS server I use? Or should I use my ISP-provided one, or even "obtain automatically"?

    What happens if I use some random DNS?
     
  2. gords

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    You can use any you like. If they're reliable, your ISP's DNS servers are probably a good choice because they're closer to you than most others will be. Bear in mind that if you use a DNS server on the other side of the world, DNS lookups will take longer.
     
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    chet R.I.P.

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    Righto. Thought that might be the case :]
     
  4. Agg

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    I'd think most ISP DNS servers would be configured to not allow queries from people outside their network, too. So best to use your curent ISP's ones, unless you have a specific issue with them.
     
  5. power

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    when i was on Blitz i used to use the Optus DNS servers because the Blits one's were constantly stuffed, sometimes it can be worth setting it rather than using auto.

    Now i'm on TPG and i've manually entered both of their DNS servers.
     
  6. samFox

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    Try find one that is not vulnerable to the recent DNS exploit
     
  7. timace

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    My opinion is unless your automatically assigned DNS servers aren't doing their job, don't touch them. Same goes for most other things.
     
  8. silvertang

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    have you tried Opendns?
    its great, it has phishing filter, dns lookup monitoring, parental guidiance and its dns lookups are fast.

    just add these:

    Primary: 208.67.222.222
    Secondary: 208.67.220.220
     

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