How to Benchmark Google Public DNS – NameBench

Aside

We love Google; Google loves our information even more. Recently, Google has gone one step closer into our digital life. Google introduced their latest service, public Domain Name System (DNS). Web surfers might come across DNS this word, but don’t actually know what it means. Here a simple explanation of DNS from Google and why is it matter.

The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.

Times when I troubleshoot the network and need to manual edit the DNS, I found myself having problem remember DNS server IP, common one such as Starhub ISP or OpenDNS. But Google has brilliantly chosen the easiest IP could be remembered – 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

If you don’t know how to change your DNS, you can check out this instruction – here. You can choose to either set it on your OS or inside the setting of your router.

Continue reading

 
0 赞赏
别动!