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Online EV607797

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What's a good DNS server IP?
« on: July 18, 2021, 03:57:33 AM »
After realizing how my connectivity issues were due to a DNS server issue, I changed my router from the default cable company's setting for the DNS server to 1.1.1.1 and 2.2.2.2.  I cannot believe how much faster my web searches load and now I know why.

Still, as with everything on the internet, I'm sure that some of these DNS resources are also farming our data.  With that said, what's a good one that can be trusted?  I'm pretty sure that 2.2.2.2 is Google's, so I really don't want to keep using it if I can avoid it.
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Re: What's a good DNS server IP?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 07:31:56 AM »
I use 8.8.8.8 which is definitely Google.
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Re: What's a good DNS server IP?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 08:37:10 AM »
4.4.4.4 and 4.2.2.1 are Level 3, but I don't know if they farm. 

Here is a little review of some of the open DNS servers:  https://www.wizcase.com/blog/best-free-public-dns-servers/
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Re: What's a good DNS server IP?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 10:24:19 AM »
We normally do one from Google and one from Level 3.
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Re: What's a good DNS server IP?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 07:18:06 PM »
I think I was wrong about using 2.2.2.2 for Google.  I tried to ping it and it was dead.  Thanks for the suggestions though.
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Re: What's a good DNS server IP?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2021, 09:29:07 PM »
The other Google is 8.8.4.4.
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