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Hey everybody!

Google launched a new, free DNS service—called Google Public DNS—aimed at making your web browsing experience even faster.

Here is how to set it up.

Using Google Public DNS

Google Public DNS IP addresses

The Google Public DNS IP addresses are as follows:

* 8.8.8.8
* 8.8.4.4

You can use either number as your primary or secondary DNS server. You can specify both numbers, but do not specify one number as both primary and secondary.

You can see some results on this page.

Google DNS vs OpenDNS: Google Rocks for International Users

I feel a little boost on my browsing speed, have to do more tests.

Let me know your results.
 

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Cool! :thumb:
 

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My ISP
$ dig ngemu.com @75.154.132.68 | grep time
;; Query time: 52 msec
$ dig ngemu.com @75.154.132.100 | grep time
;; Query time: 80 msec

Google
$ dig ngemu.com @8.8.8.8 | grep time
;; Query time: 54 msec
$ dig ngemu.com @8.8.4.4 | grep time
;; Query time: 54 msec

Not a noteable difference
 

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Well, at least it's easy to remember in case one's DNS server breaks.
For near hosts its even slower:
$ dig fu-berlin.de @172.16.16.16 | grep time
;; Query time: 26 msec
$ dig fu-berlin.de @8.8.8.8 | grep time
;; Query time: 33 msec

While there is some speed difference for transatlantic hosts
$ dig ngemu.com @172.16.16.16 | grep time
;; Query time: 389 msec
$ dig ingenic.cn @172.16.16.16 | grep time
;; Query time: 2144 msec
$ dig ngemu.com @8.8.8.8 | grep time
;; Query time: 245 msec
$ dig ingenic.cn @8.8.8.8 | grep time
;; Query time: 847 msec
it is gone once cached by the DNS server
$ dig ngemu.com @8.8.8.8 | grep time
;; Query time: 33 msec
$ dig ngemu.com @172.16.16.16 | grep time
;; Query time: 1 msec
 

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Isn't this how Google Web Accelerator used to work already?

Every service google releases makes me trust them a little less for some reason. I have a scary gut feeling about them lately.
I think the fact that they're slowly tightening their grip on all things IT-related has something to do with that.
 
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