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Standard User Speedchaser
(member) Tue 05-Nov-13 13:50:48
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I've noticed that many of the posters on Thinkbroadband who are with plusnet use an alternate DNS service ( such as OpenDNS ). While it has been well posted on this site that using an alternative to TalkTalks DNS is advised, is the same benifit to be had regards Plusnet?
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-Nov-13 15:46:18
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I always set one of the DNS servers to a non Plusnet one to cater for problems
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-Nov-13 15:58:52
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I'm not aware of any particular problems with Plusnet's DNS, but I also don't know why you would want to use any ISP's DNS when there are better alternatives.

Kevin

plusnet Unlimited Fibre - BQM
Using OpenDNS
Domains and web hosting with TSOHOST


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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Tue 05-Nov-13 17:04:54
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Re: Plusnet DNS


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One alternative DNS service i highly recommend is OpenNIC Project

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 05-Nov-13 17:26:58
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Apart from a couple of experiments for a few days many years ago, I've always used my ISP's DNS servers and never had a problem.

How can others be better anyway? Presumably they all auto-update.

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Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-Nov-13 17:31:09
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
How can others be better anyway? Presumably they all auto-update.

They can be better by being faster, more resilient, providing extra facilities such as customized filtering or, in the case of OpenNIC, no filtering, phishing/malware protection and probably other things I haven't thought of.

Kevin

plusnet Unlimited Fibre - BQM
Using OpenDNS
Domains and web hosting with TSOHOST

Edited by kasg (Tue 05-Nov-13 17:34:46)

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