Google DNS vs OpenDNS: Google Rocks for International Users


#1

We recently had some discussions on this issue, so Here we have some real world stats for that for details check out http://www.manu-j.com/blog/opendns-alternative-google-dns-rocks/403/


#2

Nice article.. will try google DNS soon


#3

I have tested the applications will post the results. How are we going to use that script posted in that blog.


#4

I've been using Google DNS from its beginning, it is a zillion times better than openDNS.

Try it, start f*****g.


#5

Speed wise only ?


#6

Oh wow!!! What a change.

I switched to Google DNS and i am loving the speed. :)


#7

There's no speed differential, only the nameserver resolution lookup time is reduced.

But one thing I'd like to ask everyone: can you please post your ping results when you ping

8.8.8.8

and

4.2.2.2.

Reason being, my 8.8.8.8 pings are twice the latency for the Level3 servers, which is quite retarded if you ask me.


#8

Definitely faster than 4.2.2.X, which is loads faster than Maxcom, so I suggest everyone jump on this.


#9

For me

general@MY-COMPUTER:~/test$ dig @4.2.2.2 google.com

; <<>> DiG 9.6.1-P1 <<>> @4.2.2.2 google.com

; (1 server found)

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 36567

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;google.com. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:

google.com. 57 IN A 209.85.229.99

google.com. 57 IN A 209.85.229.103

google.com. 57 IN A 209.85.229.104

google.com. 57 IN A 209.85.229.105

google.com. 57 IN A 209.85.229.106

google.com. 57 IN A 209.85.229.147

;; Query time: 176 msec

;; SERVER: 4.2.2.2#53(4.2.2.2)

;; WHEN: Sun Jan 17 22:58:56 2010

;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 124

general@MY-COMPUTER:~/test$ dig @4.2.2.2 howstuffworks.com

; <<>> DiG 9.6.1-P1 <<>> @4.2.2.2 howstuffworks.com

; (1 server found)

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 27230

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;howstuffworks.com. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:

howstuffworks.com. 3367 IN A 70.42.150.42

howstuffworks.com. 3367 IN A 70.42.251.42

;; Query time: 179 msec

;; SERVER: 4.2.2.2#53(4.2.2.2)

;; WHEN: Sun Jan 17 22:59:05 2010

;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 67

4.2.2.2 works much better


#10

Well I mean time difference ?


#11

The time it takes for a page to load up is secondary; the primary thing to look at is whether the ping response is faster or not for the server you connect to. The thing is - if your first link is slow, your pages will take time to load up.

In this case, we're assuming all DNS servers work pronto, so lookup isn't the deciding factor, but the ping time to the concerned server.

@Generaluser - you're probably using Linux - could you interpret the ping response times please for us Windows n00bs? :P


#12

as anyone test these two services on windows ?


#13

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The time it takes for a page to load up is secondary; the primary thing to look at is whether the ping response is faster or not for the server you connect to. The thing is - if your first link is slow, your pages will take time to load up.

In this case, we’re assuming all DNS servers work pronto, so lookup isn’t the deciding factor, but the ping time to the concerned server.

@Generaluser - you’re probably using Linux - could you interpret the ping response times please for us Windows n00bs? :P

[/quote]

First my DNS Lookup shows that Level3’s 8.2.2.2 is atleast 2 times faster than google’s 8.8.8.8


#14

but according to site I mentioned Level 3 is defiantly fast in Us outside than that it not that fast


#15

Each user has it's own speed issues. The thing is - whilst the above website (which is over a month old) did show different responses, the response I will get (and the response you will get) will vary.

Google's DNS servers are going through the slower route for us Pakistanis, and so, other options could be utilized.

Here's another service: DNSadvantage.com


#16

will look at it


#17

So here are my results

Decide for your self

| Website | | Google | 4.2.2.2 | OpenDNS | 156.154.70.1

| lifehacker.com | | 195 msec | 394 msec | 190 msec | 220 msec |

+————————-+————+————+————+————+————+

| facebook.com | | 189 msec | 365 msec | 185 msec | 205 msec |

+————————-+————+————+————+————+————+

| manu-j.com | | 257 msec | 686 msec | 192 msec | 214 msec |

+————————-+————+————+————+————+————+

| reddit.com | | 185 msec | 435 msec | 184 msec | 202 msec |

+————————-+————+————+————+————+————+

| tb4.fr | | 186 msec | 1683 msec | 304 msec | 306 msec |

+————————-+

| bbc.co.uk | | 213 msec | 393 msec | 182 msec | 203 msec |

+————————-+————+————+————+————+-

4.2.2.2 Is Level 3

8.8.8.8 Is google

208.67.222.222 Is Opendns

4.2.2.2 lifehacker.com 461 msec

8.8.8.8 lifehacker.com 212 msec

208.67.222.222 lifehacker.com 219 msec

4.2.2.2 facebook.com 638 msec

8.8.8.8 facebook.com 220 msec

208.67.222.222 facebook.com 206 msec

4.2.2.2 manu-j.com 502 msec

8.8.8.8 manu-j.com 226 msec

208.67.222.222 manu-j.com 242 msec

4.2.2.2 reddit.com 496 msec

8.8.8.8 reddit.com 220 msec

208.67.222.222 reddit.com 218 msec

4.2.2.2 tb4.fr 2257 msec

8.8.8.8 tb4.fr 198 msec

208.67.222.222 tb4.fr 220 msec

4.2.2.2 bbc.co.uk 454 msec

8.8.8.8 bbc.co.uk 361 msec

208.67.222.222 bbc.co.uk 300 msec