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Old 12-11-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Really slow dial up internet connection... mainly DNS Resolution... I think


I have setup my resolve file with my ISP at the top
wanadoo.es then I have two DNS server IP addresses that were on my ISPs web page. Somtimes it seems really really slow to resolve pages...

Is there anything else I can do to speed it up?? Somtimes its ok but sometimes its really bad like takes about 20secs to resolve an address.

Adam
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:28 PM   #2
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Sounds more like a lagged DNS server to me...

One thing that people misunderstood quite a lot is role of DNS servers. Many assume that the Internet will only work if they use their ISP's DNS servers only.

The fact is you can use any DNS server you want, as long as it can resolve hosts properly for you. So try to pick one (or two) that is consistently fast, and use it.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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Man you are working hard replying to messages!

I think it might have had somthing to do with a firewall script I installed too... I dunno I took it out and am trying Firestarter it seems to be faster (I know I should make my own but I am on a steep learning curve as it as at the moment!)

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....

I might just try looking up some competitor ISP details and using their DNS for now!!

Thanks again!
Adam
 
Old 12-12-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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Re: Man you are working hard replying to messages!

Quote:
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... eg. :

Code:
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       64.179.4.146

;; 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
 
Old 12-13-2003, 09:20 AM   #5
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Thats wicked! Thanks a lot for that!

Thats wicked I have learnt somthing new and really handy that I didnt know before!!

Thanks for your help... I am off to īdig upī some nice fast dns servers

Adam
 
  


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