Google DNS Implementing and Google VS OpenDns benchmarks.

by Ruchira on February 28, 2010

As I said on my previous post DNS is very important factor that directly affects your internet browsing. Google says this abouut the importance of the DNS-

Why does DNS matter?

The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.

Big G said that.  Google lately introduced their own DNS service. Yes its the next step in the process of Googles Internet take over :P Nevermind. Currently the biggest out of ISP DNS provider is OpenDNS www.opendns.com Before Google introduced their DNS service I used OpenDNS because its way faster than my current ISP’s DNS. OpenDNS has many servers inside USA and many other in leading countries. So its very fast if you live in USA or around. But even in Asia for me OpenDNS is advanced for me because its updating instantly while my local ISP takes about 48 hours to update.

So this is not the time to talk about OpenDNS. Now I have configured my computer and router to use Google DNS system you can do the same read this guide- http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html . I live in Sri Lanka both googledns and opendns doesn’t have servers in my country or neighborhood. So both services connect to USA servers (GoogleDNS only have servers in America with Level3 network OpenDNS got Anycast Routing Technology that Routes your DNS queries automatically to closest server available,). Lets compare this with Namebench DNS benchmark.

 

Yes its way faster than OpenDNS here is ping test to OpenDNS servers and Google servers-

Note that 208.67.222.222 is the ip of the opendns while the ip 8.8.8.8 belongs to googledns-

And DNSBench benchmark results-

 

All this tests shows that GoogleDNS better than OpenDNS for now. ITs your decision to move or not!

 

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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  • http://sprocket.io/ Thomas Stromberg

    After seeing your blog entry, I realized that namebench does not yet include any DNS servers for Sri Lanka in it’s tests. I’ve updated the configuration so that a future release will include servers for Suntel, Dialog, SLT, Lankacom, and LankaBell.

    You can easily add them to the namebench test by pasting the following addresses in:

    122.255.1.2 202.124.160.2 202.124.160.4 202.69.192.2 202.69.192.9 203.115.0.1 203.115.0.18 203.115.0.19 203.115.0.46 203.115.0.47 203.143.0.25 203.81.104.25 203.81.105.3 203.81.111.5 216.127.78.39 222.165.160.2

    I hope this helps!

    • Ruchira

      Hi Thomas
      Its so nice to see you in my blog commenting about my post. Yes that doesnt include DNS servers in Sri Lanka. And the reason for using public DNS services is my local DNS resolvers takes more than 24 hours to update. But they are steady and fast. In my purposes I need my DNS to update quickly because I cant wait 24 hours to see my domains working. Thats it,
      And Its great if you add Sri Lankan DNS servers to your next release of Namebench.

      Thanks
      RUchira Sahan

  • http://sprocket.io/ Thomas Stromberg

    After seeing your blog entry, I realized that namebench does not yet include any DNS servers for Sri Lanka in it’s tests. I’ve updated the configuration so that a future release will include servers for Suntel, Dialog, SLT, Lankacom, and LankaBell.

    You can easily add them to the namebench test by pasting the following addresses in:

    122.255.1.2 202.124.160.2 202.124.160.4 202.69.192.2 202.69.192.9 203.115.0.1 203.115.0.18 203.115.0.19 203.115.0.46 203.115.0.47 203.143.0.25 203.81.104.25 203.81.105.3 203.81.111.5 216.127.78.39 222.165.160.2

    I hope this helps!

    • Ruchira

      Hi Thomas
      Its so nice to see you in my blog commenting about my post. Yes that doesnt include DNS servers in Sri Lanka. And the reason for using public DNS services is my local DNS resolvers takes more than 24 hours to update. But they are steady and fast. In my purposes I need my DNS to update quickly because I cant wait 24 hours to see my domains working. Thats it,
      And Its great if you add Sri Lankan DNS servers to your next release of Namebench.

      Thanks
      RUchira Sahan

  • Monte Farren

    Thanks I really needed this.

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