Joined: 25 Aug 19
Applications (especially CNode) can now make significant use of DNS servers.
To avoid overloading other servers (not necessarily your ISP) you can use our DNS servers:
You can also set up your own DNS server (or just DNS cache) on your LAN.
This is especially important if you have several/many BOINC clients and CNode app.
You can check which of the above DNS will be the best (geolocation).
Joined: 10 Feb 21
My ISP Charter Spectrum has a poor performing DNS server so I long ago switched to using Google's 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
I'd like to understand why use a different more distant DNS server.
The biggest problem from my perspective is that ISPs throttle the upload speed to a fifth of the download speed just so they can charge more if they can get you to buy a faster service.
Joined: 28 Oct 19
I run Unbound as a recursive resolver on my home network, so I am querying the root and authoritative servers directly. Works great.
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