On 22/06/12 15:56, Shiv Manas wrote:
[suggesting OpenDNS & Google public resolvers]
On Jun 23, 2012 9:57 AM, "Mark Foster" <blak...@blakjak.net> wrote:
> Oh and re DNS - I rarely recommend the use of third party resolvers.
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012, Tomislav wrote:
> Yeah, and they're slow, but Google's DNS IPs are so easy to remember and
> work no matter which ISP you're on. This makes them incredibly useful for
> testing purposes.
The key word there is "testing".
If you use a resolver outside New Zealand, then you won't get the benefit of
local transit for distributed content services, e.g. Akamai, YouTube,
If you're with an ISP that differentiates pricing for national vs
international traffic, it could cost you real money to make that switch.
(Actually, if you use Google's resolver, you may well get localized Youtube,
but otherwise you're burning international bandwidth for nearly everthing.)
PS: if your ISP is Vodafone (Ihug, Wave, etc) then you have a choice of
126.96.36.199 + .2 (for Northern North Island)
188.8.131.52 + .2 (for Southern North Island)
184.108.40.206 + .2 (for South Island)
220.127.116.11 + .5 (may be rather flakey, but worth a shot)