Originally posted by jimdaworm
Can you recommend a good place too find fast DNS servers... I was serching on the net the other day as someone told me you could use DNS servers from anywhere but couldnt find any....
Well, my preferred method is to find a site you visit always... and then dig thehost.tld
mothugz@slackbox:~$ dig linuxquestions.org
; <<>> DiG 9.2.3 <<>> linuxquestions.org
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 42248
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;linuxquestions.org. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
linuxquestions.org. 895 IN A 126.96.36.199
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
linuxquestions.org. 895 IN NS ns3.choiceone.net.
linuxquestions.org. 895 IN NS ns1.choiceone.net.
linuxquestions.org. 895 IN NS ns1.linuxquestions.org.
linuxquestions.org. 895 IN NS ns2.choiceone.net.
;; Query time: 5877 msec
;; SERVER: 10.151.24.128#53(10.151.24.128)
;; WHEN: Sat Dec 13 09:01:37 2003
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 137
The bolded parts are the NS servers for LQ... to resolve those hostnames to IP addresses, use the nslookup
command. And before you actually use the NS servers, try pinging them and see the reply time, avoid those that are slow. For best results, use NS servers that are closer to your geographical location.
Disclaimer: I'm not telling you to use LQ's NS servers... the above is just an example