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Old 04-30-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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why does nameserver entry make browsing so quick?


I was having problems with ipv6 recently which is built into my kernel, but there's no way to disable it effectively as far as I know apart from recompiling it as a module which I wasn't in the mood for. Basically it was slowing down internet browsing a lot. I use firefox and it was sometimes taking 10 - 20 seconds to load a page. anyway, not much was working until someone suggested adding a nameserver entry to /etc/resolv.conf:

nameserver 4.2.2.2

Well, it works a treat, but i don't know why. Does anyone know?
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[EDIT] Sorry, I meant to put this in networking.

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Old 04-30-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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4.2.2.1/2/3 are level3.com DNS servers. Which means they are very fast, but not primary DNS servers.

http://www.level3.com/673.html


OrgName: Level 3 Communications, Inc.
OrgID: LVLT
Address: 1025 Eldorado Blvd.
City: Broomfield
StateProv: CO
PostalCode: 80021
Country: US

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.level3.net:4321

NetRange: 4.0.0.0 - 4.255.255.255
CIDR: 4.0.0.0/8
NetName: LVLT-ORG-4-8
NetHandle: NET-4-0-0-0-1
Parent:
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.LEVEL3.NET
NameServer: NS2.LEVEL3.NET
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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That sounds like a commercial network to me. Does my ISP pay for my access to that, or is it just that noone is noticing that I am using it? It's lightning fast though and I'm very pleased with it.
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:00 AM   #4
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If DNS is on the internet, it is free. The internet is built on sharing. DNS is core to that, so yes you can use it.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 08:28 AM   #5
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ok, that's fantastic, long may it last.
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