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#1 k_semler

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 07:23 PM

I just stumbled across this site, and this group is the ORSC, (Open Root Server Confederation). According to thier site, they are a group of people interested in an "open, fair and technically sound global DNS". You can find more information here and here. I actually find these DNS servers faster than my ISPs, even though they are many times the distance away. I started using these people because my ISP, (Inlandnet), could not resolve DNS. I couldn't even ping www.google.com, but I could surf via DNS. So I am using these people now. Another advantage is that new top level domains are available. You will be able to go to sites such as http://watch.gallery...etric/barrel/1/ http://free.tibet/ http://chrono.faq/ If you are using a legacy DNS server, these addresses may not function correctly, (if at all), but with ORSC's DNS servers, they are perfectly valid.

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 07:44 PM

Yeah ur right. That first link doesn't work. What DNS Server are u currently on that you say is quick. My ISP's DNS's are flakey at times.

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 07:50 PM

Yeah, i wouldnt mind this

Can you give the address to the dns servers? I cant find them on their site

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:01 PM

I am using 199.5.157.128 as my primary DNS server, and 199.166.29.3 as my alternate DNS server. Other DNS servers are at: http://support.open-rsc.org/.servers/

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:08 PM

Cool. Works.

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:19 PM

Awesome, a lot quicker. :D

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:32 PM

wow :w00t: does work faster!

any disadvantages of using them?

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:43 PM

nice, another one to add to my router's list

a while back i found something similar that had more TLD's like .name and a few others, but i forgot where it is, mabye someone here knows????

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:44 PM

Nice, i dont see that much speed difference, i'll try and find some european servers when i have time...

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:59 PM

okay, i got this working, it pings faster than my ISP's servers, but...

what other TLD's does it have other than the 2 or 3 examples mentioned on its site?

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:49 PM

nice, another one to add to my router's list

a while back i found something similar that had more TLD's like .name and a few others, but i forgot where it is, mabye someone here knows????


http://www.opennic.unrated.net/

any disadvantages of using them?

http://www.open-rsc....issues/sunrise/
http://www.open-rsc.org/faq/

Here are some more DNS servers:

# ns2.ca.opennic.glue (Vancouver, BC, CA) - 199.175.137.212
# ns1.de.opennic.glue (Cologne, DE) - 217.115.138.24
# ns1.jp.opennic.glue (Tokyo, JP) - 219.127.89.34
# ns2.jp.opennic.glue (Tokyo, JP) - 219.127.89.37
# ns1.nz.opennic.glue (Auckland, NZ) - 202.89.131.4
# ns1.uk.opennic.glue (London, UK) - 194.164.6.112
# ns1.la.us.opennic.glue (New Orleans, LA, US) - 68.15.165.12
# ns1.tx.us.opennic.glue (Dallas, TX, US) - 144.162.120.230
A.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 199.166.24.12 ; RS
I.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 199.166.26.100 ; AS
K.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 199.166.27.4 ; DG
C.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 199.166.28.10 ; RS
L.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 199.166.29.2 ; MS
F.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 199.166.31.3 ; DW
D.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 204.80.125.130 ; SH
E.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 195.117.6.25 ; KC
M.ROOT-SERVERS.ORSC. 172800 A 195.206.104.13 ; MS Luxomburg

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:56 PM

My ISP's DNS servers are 24.222.0.75 and 24.222.0.91. They're fine, but don't resolve those addys in the first post. Maybe someone could try with these and compare for speed between the ones that i'm am currently using (see my post above). Be beter to benchmark them with someone who is not using my ISP...Eastlink.

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:03 PM

Inlandnet, (my ISP), servers are:

208.237.192.1
198.6.1.1

But, as I said, it was not even resolving at all, and I had to manually type in the IP of google so I could find this site so I could go online.





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