Murphy's Law: Do you Really Need Google? Benchmark Your DNS!

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mrvander

There's more than just speed to consider when using DNS. You should also consider security. Steve Gibson also gives us a DNS "spoofability" test that should be used in conjunction with the speed tests.

https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm

In my testing, I find that Comcast outside of Chicago is usually a bit faster than OpenDNS, but OpenDNS's security profile seems to be more secure than Comcast which has a less random profile on GRC's test than does OpenDNS. So taking these factors into account, along with the featuers OpenDNS offers, it's an easy decision for me.

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Neufeldt2002

According to the benchmarks I did, I am getting anywhere between 50 - 110% faster speeds using my ISP. This was done using Shaw (My ISP), OpenDNS, and Google. Google was the worst of the three, about 1 - 3% slower than OpenDNS.

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Vano

Nice article, but...enough with g.d. ridiculously misused of "Murphy's Law" headlines. Just annoying!

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TheMurph

If I could change my last name to please you, I would certainly try.  That's how dedicated I am to keeping Maximum PC commenters happy.

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nekollx

 well I'm sure the goverment can help...

Our you know get a sex change to a hot chick, mary some guy and viola, name change!

Or just submit a name change application...

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Tenhawk

I think you'll find that 'Murphys Law', in this case, is a play on the author's name and not a direct reference to the actual bad luck Murphy. So it's not misused, just obliquely referencing that most infamous of universal laws for the purposes of comedic comparison with the author. 

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MleB

So really, what this suggests is IIABDFI (If It Ain't Broke....), with the added advantage that you're not allowing a 3rd Party (beyond your ISP) potentially know of your browsing habits or offer a backdoor into your computer.

Milliseconds might make a difference to the anal geek, but for most of us, its not a huge deal - and arguably has more to do with the quality (and speed) of the ISP Plan we choose (all terrifically slow and at premium prices in North America), the activity on the net at any given time and the browser we use. 

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DBsantos77

 Lol Murphy, love the publishing time :D

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nekollx

 I don't get it...

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TheMurph

Not my doing!  *touches nose*

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