Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fastest DNS service?

I've been running on opendns for quite a while now. Initially when google announced its public DNS, I adopted it and found some quirks with some of my commonly used websites. They would randomly become inaccessible. So, I went back to the trusted opendns. This was almost 4 months ago. I thought its time to do a test of which DNS service is the fastest. (More than anything, I like to shake things up in my computer every now and then :D)


I found this tool on google code - namebench.



I ran the tool with the parameters as seen above and here are the results. I must say I did not expect this kind of a result.

BSNL Broadband 145 IN is 484% Faster than your current primary DNS server

Recommended configuration (fastest + nearest)
Primary Server 218.248.255.145 BSNL Broadband 145 IN
Secondary Server 61.1.96.71 BSNL-2 IN
Tertiary Server 61.1.96.69 BSNL IN

Tested DNS Servers

IP                    Descr                    Avg (ms)
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218.248.255.145       BSNL Broadband 145 IN    53.83
61.1.96.71            BSNL-2 IN                72.90
8.8.4.4               Google Public DNS-2      140.15
216.146.35.35         DynGuide                 188.07
203.124.230.12        Tatanova Mumbai IN       295.73
156.154.70.1          UltraDNS                 300.96
208.67.222.222        OpenDNS-2                314.53
208.67.220.220        OpenDNS                  315.73
61.1.96.69            BSNL IN                  378.12
202.63.96.13          SolNet IN                916.23

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