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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 12-Nov-13 16:09:59
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DNS Servers


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Can changing them alter your routing? If so, would someone like to help this poster. It's outside my comfort zone.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Nov-13 21:48:39
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Yes, it can so to speak, because different DNS servers might come back with a different IP for a DNS query which is geographically located elsewhere or is on the same actual server but is connected via a different carrier etc. *Rare* but happens. Whether this situation would be classified as "altering your routing" is subjective though.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 13-Nov-13 15:17:39
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Odd that no-one has suggested it. As I said, I'm out of my depth so don't want to.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Nov-13 17:15:36
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Odd that no-one has suggested it. As I said, I'm out of my depth so don't want to.

To me, DNS seems irrelevant in this case.

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Nov-13 17:18:34
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There is a great tool from google code to determine such issues:

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 13-Nov-13 17:40:58
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There is a great tool from google code to determine such issues:

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

Nick
Isn't that just to find the fastest DNS resolver? Nothing to do with routing is it?


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Standard User ryant704
(member) Wed 13-Nov-13 17:48:21
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I believe it depends on your ISP, for BT it will not as they have automatic routing. The only way to change it is by contacting BT and ask though they will only change a part of the routing if it is affecting your service. Like above.net did in the past they removed them for all users who requested a change.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 13-Nov-13 18:45:16
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The problem is if they change the routing it will no doubt break someone else's - which is again what happened with the above.net saga.


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