Primary DNS server in UAE is 904% Faster than Google Public DNS-2

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Chris Thomas

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Dec 5, 2009, 9:11:20 AM12/5/09
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My Primary Server is 192.168.1.1

I used the tool 'namebench' to check the speed and it turned out that
my primary dns is 904% faster than Google and other dns service
providers.

I live in the United Arab Emirates and the ISP is Etisalat


Prem Ramaswami

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Dec 5, 2009, 10:54:01 AM12/5/09
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Chris-

We'd be very curious to see the results you received.  Namebench works best when run on a wide range of queries (order of >5K).  We would also be interested in seeing (if you're comfortable) a traceroute to the Googel Public DNS IP addresses.

Speed will be dependent on your distance to a Google Datacenter and therefore we will not always be the "Fastest" service.


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Paul S. R. Chisholm

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Dec 5, 2009, 11:30:28 AM12/5/09
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To add to what Prem said: 192.168.1.1 is your home router. Your router
is both forwarding DNS requests (to your ISP's recursive DNS server),
and also storing ("caching") the results on your home network. Those
locally cached results are really close; if you look the same name up
again, you'll get the result incredibly quickly.

Connect to your router and look at the DNS settings. It might tell you
what DNS servers it's using; if so, you can use namebench to compare
those nameservers against 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. If not, a quick search
for "Etisalat DNS configuration" suggests their nameservers are
213.42.20.20 and 195.229.241.222.

If the Etisalat nameservers appear to be slower than the Google Public
DNS nameservers, try configuring your router to use 8.8.8.8 and
8.8.4.4. That way, you'll get the best of both worlds: fast local
caching, and a fast recursive resolver when you have no locally cached
results. (You'll have to subjectively compare this combination over
what you currently have.)

It might be that your ISP offers excellent DNS service. If so, congratulations!

Thanks for your report. --PSRC (Google Public DNS software engineer)

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Chris Thomas

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Dec 7, 2009, 9:22:03 AM12/7/09
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What you said was absolutely right.

I used the tool again and ran the test, about 1000, my DNS speed got
dropped to 11% higher than Google DNS,compared with 904% I got last
time when I ran the test with 250 tests. It was because 192.168.1.1 is
my home router

Still my DNS is 11% faster

Please ask Google to create servers here in Dubai so that people in
the middle east can avail your public dns service. Google has an
office in Dubai

How do I make a traceroute to the Google DNS IP addresses?


Chris

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MidnighToker

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Dec 7, 2009, 11:33:32 AM12/7/09
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Traceroute:

On Linux: `tracepath 8.8.8.8` or `traceroute 8.8.8.8` or install MTR.

On Windows : `tracert 8.8.8.8` or install http://winmtr.sourceforge.net/

Chris Thomas

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Dec 8, 2009, 5:04:29 AM12/8/09
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I did a traceroute tracert 8.8.8.8


Now what?


Do you need any other such helps?


Chris

On Dec 5, 7:54 am, Prem Ramaswami <pr...@google.com> wrote:
> Chris-
>
> We'd be very curious to see the results you received.  Namebench works best
> when run on a wide range of queries (order of >5K).  We would also be
> interested in seeing (if you're comfortable) a traceroute to the Googel
> Public DNS IP addresses.
>
> Speed will be dependent on your distance to a Google Datacenter and
> therefore we will not always be the "Fastest" service.
>
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> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Chris Thomas <christar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > My Primary Server is 192.168.1.1
>
> > I used the tool 'namebench' to check the speed and it turned out that
> > my primary dns is 904% faster than Google and other dns service
> > providers.
>
> > I live in the United Arab Emirates and the ISP is Etisalat
>
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Prem Ramaswami

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Dec 8, 2009, 8:57:20 AM12/8/09
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If you feel comfortable, could you provide the output to the traceroute so we can see it?

THanks,

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Dec 8, 2009, 11:54:33 AM12/8/09
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Hi Prem,

How can i test the performance of my DNS with Google DNS....

Regards,
Manish

On Dec 8, 5:57 am, Prem Ramaswami <pr...@google.com> wrote:
> If you feel comfortable, could you provide the output to the traceroute so
> we can see it?
>
> THanks,
>
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Prem Ramaswami

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You can use tools such as namebench: code.google.com/p/namebench

Please make sure you test upwards of 5,000 results to make sure your output is statistically significant. 



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Chris Thomas

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Dec 11, 2009, 10:03:44 AM12/11/09
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Here is the requested Trace route

Tracing route to google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]

over a maximum of 30 hops:



1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms login.router [192.168.1.1]

2 * * * Request timed out.

3 13 ms 11 ms 11 ms 195.229.253.98

4 15 ms 14 ms 14 ms 194.170.0.130

5 21 ms 21 ms 19 ms 195.229.1.185

6 19 ms 52 ms 19 ms 195.229.1.165

7 51 ms 48 ms 18 ms 195.229.1.178

8 84 ms 52 ms 52 ms 72.14.217.185

9 110 ms 49 ms 110 ms 66.249.94.74

10 159 ms 83 ms 158 ms 209.85.241.221

11 110 ms 111 ms 160 ms 209.85.250.103

12 159 ms 172 ms 162 ms 209.85.241.166

13 163 ms 166 ms 162 ms 209.85.250.101

14 163 ms 159 ms 165 ms google-public-dns-a.google.com
[8.8.8.8]



Trace complete.

Regards,

Chris

On Dec 8, 5:57 pm, Prem Ramaswami <pr...@google.com> wrote:
> If you feel comfortable, could you provide the output to the traceroute so
> we can see it?
>
> THanks,
>
> --
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> Prem Ramaswami
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> > > > For more options, visit this group at
> > > >http://groups.google.com/group/public-dns-discuss?hl=en
> > > > For more information on Google Public DNS, please visit
> > > >http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns
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Dec 20, 2014, 3:55:36 AM12/20/14
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Ref to the topic, 

here are my results of 5000 queries;

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Hello Chris Thomas,

My Question is, i am from India. but i want to use UAE google server..

It's possible? if yes, how? if no, why?


Please let know about it...

Michael Parnell

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Can you help me with changing, updating EquipStat.com as I am thinking of pointing my nameservers/dns to googe public dns

allan...@gmail.com

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It would not be impossible however you will need to proxy your requests through a server in UAE. The reason for this is because google use's GEO IP to locate you based on the location the request is coming from. One of the easier ways would be to use a proxy within your web browser to do so. Google which ones are best and how to use them would be my best suggestion.

emgmomo...@gmail.com

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I got the same server as u and I live in UAE also in Alain


q-p SKIE

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is it faster than 1.1.1.1???

Piyush Salian

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what is your secondary DNS server 
its for my ps4 I'm getting bad latency using google dns 
On Saturday, 5 December 2009 at 18:11:20 UTC+4 Chris Thomas wrote:

Jean Mikhael

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If You are Etisalat Users Use
Google DNS Servers 
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
or Cloudfare
1.1.1.1
1.0.0.1
If you are Du Users Use
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

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