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    Hi Guys,

    I saw hundreds of thousand threads and blogs on internet about Which is fastest and reliable DNS for broadband?

    So, after few hours search I found that the BSNL's own system DNS were fastest for BB (at least as per my search and research ).

    Not Open DNS nor the Google Public DNS; it's BSNL's DNS is Fastest and Reliable.


    I say so because, I download couple of software and also from RUN command testing.

    Take look of few result of mine -
    1] From RUN command Attachment 7934


    2] From software testing Attachment 7933

    I use following software's - DNS Bechmark & namebench


    Waiting for Reply !

    Thanks !

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    You may test the speed with different DNS
    and update data here.
    My Broadband Speed - Broadband Speed Tester
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    I saw hundreds of thousand threads and blogs on internet about Which is fastest and reliable DNS for broadband?
    That's because it is an absolutely overhyped subject. People like to change something and then believe that they have made a huge improvement. It's called go-faster stripes.

    I am very cynical about most of the claims --- but they are not all false! I have spent days watching my browser saying "cannot find the server at ....". Very often that is a problem with the DNS. At that time, in my case, it was widely known that BSNL's DNSs were overloaded and performing badly. A number of people were experiencing the same thing.

    If you believe you have a DNS problem, then do just what you have done: run the various tools to get a recommendation of which server to use, use it, believe it, and have peace of mind. Your own ISP's servers should be fastest.

    Be happy, and don't lisen to those "My dns is faster than yours" merchants. Really, even if it is, they will be gaining hardly anything at all.

    DNS --- don't worry about it! Unless you need to

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    BSNL DNS is a waste of time. May work good in certain conditions, but overall, it is not reliable. Use OpenDNS or Google DNS. You can see the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    BSNL DNS is a waste of time. May work good in certain conditions, but overall, it is not reliable. Use OpenDNS or Google DNS. You can see the difference.
    Thnks for Reply !

    "I think it is waste of time to convince anyone to use any particular DNS." as Nick H said.

    If u see my above stated test result from various software as well as pretty reliable test from RUN command, there is at least 50% margin between OPEN DNS + Google DNS and BSNL's DNS.

    As u say "May work good in certain conditions, but overall, it is not reliable" , there is no server in whole world that will perform 100% at any time of the day.

    As far as my test concern, I tested it 5 different times of the day. And the results mentioned above were tested 11.30pm (which is, I think is a prime time for net surfing, downloading etc.) at day before this thread posted.

    So, for me and for my connection, BSNL's DNS are fastest among the other DNS.


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    You are right. Every person has his own view on this subject

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    Do you have an DATA about Open DNS and Google DNS were fastest in market?

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    I have my personal experience to count on. I have used Google, Open DNS and BSNL DNS. BSNL DNS were the worst in my case. Even Google was slow to an extent. Using Open DNS since last 6 months. Also tried Comodo and Norton DNS. Didn't felt any huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swaoamit View Post
    Do you have an DATA about Open DNS and Google DNS were fastest in market?
    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    I have my personal experience to count on. I have used Google, Open DNS and BSNL DNS. BSNL DNS were the worst in my case. Even Google was slow to an extent. Using Open DNS since last 6 months. Also tried Comodo and Norton DNS. Didn't felt any huge difference.
    Here is my latest - Today 6.16pm - DATA

    Attachment 7938

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    Happy for you. Stick with BSNL DNS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Happy for you. Stick with BSNL DNS.
    It is not for Happiness or for satisfaction buddy.

    This is the Forum where u can share ur information regarding to experience as well as experiments about BSNL Internet, Right?

    So, I share my experience as well as experiments for everyone who visit here.

    That's It........ there is nothing like BSNL is my own company so I have to market it here...!

    Be Cool............

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    Still awaiting speed test results using different DNS.
    My Post No 2.

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    bsnl dns wont be updated as fast as open/google dns when a site changes its ip. thats what matter more

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    Most don't... most of the time.
    I don't see why BSN shuld be slower to get updated, though: what makes you think that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swaoamit View Post
    Here is my latest - Today 6.16pm - DATA

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    I feel that these delays are time specific, same DNS at another time could be slower.

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    You could say that about anything.

    This cup of tea is time specific: the next one might be better. Or worse.

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    I just set up local caching server for DNS in Ubuntu.

    Guess what: it saves me about 40ns against sending out to Airtel DNS.

    It was technically fun and satisfying (and quite easy to do) but I can't say it is going to make a blistering difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_H View Post
    I just set up local caching server for DNS in Ubuntu.

    Guess what: it saves me about 40ns against sending out to Airtel DNS.

    It was technically fun and satisfying (and quite easy to do) but I can't say it is going to make a blistering difference!
    That's cool.... Some time back I too set up a local caching server for our office using IpCop on Vmware.

    It does boost the browsing speeds considerably......

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    I used to use Treewalk with Windows. For some reason, I thought that setting up "proper" DNS under Linux would be difficult. It was so easy! Just install bind9, edit two files and start it up

    Yes, I could make my PC the DNS server for the house, but my wife is an early riser, and I am not, so best to leave her machine talking direct to Airtel, I think

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    Setting up a DNS server is good. Only problem is when the original DNS records change, it may take days, weeks or even months to update on our private DNS cache....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitler517 View Post
    Setting up a DNS server is good. Only problem is when the original DNS records change, it may take days, weeks or even months to update on our private DNS cache....
    bsnl dns maybe the fastest in that test... but times i have seen it going completely down.. while google dns was still giving a good speed..
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_H View Post
    Most don't... most of the time.
    I don't see why BSN shuld be slower to get updated, though: what makes you think that?
    coz i had to change my dns to open/google when a site wasnt loading using bsnl dns. simple

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    Fair enough. Despite my belief that changing DNS is, for a lot of people, an improvement that is psychological only, many of us have had problems with BSNL DNS.

    The latest on DNS from my side...

    Looks like I have to chuck out Airtel DNS!

    I'm really not sure whether this is something new from them, something to do with my getting a replacement modem from them (config might differ to the old one and I haven't looked closely yet) or something that I have changed or tweaked, but --- for last couple of days I am getting a redirected 'Airtel search page' to tell me that the address can't be found. I loathe this sort of nanny message, especially as it means I loose the page I was just looking at: all I want to see is a message box from my own system telling me that the address could not be resolved.

    Well, everybody can remember Google's DNS addresses so that's what I am now using. My Ubuntu system is set up with bind as a caching server, as mentioned, but now has Google DNS as bind's "forwarder" for unknown addresses.

    With most of my every-day browsing being return visits to the same sites, a local caching server suits me very well indeed. For other sites, as long as it is not slow enough to notice, I am more interested in behaviour than speed.

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