Brian Vagnoni on 29 Nov 2009 15:46:38 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Comcast DNS (was Fios users)

----- Original Message -----
From: JP Vossen

> In my opinion and prior experience, Comcast DNS really sucks.  I never
> used it, I used either Speakeasy (when I was a customer) or OpenDNS,
> but 
> lots of my neighbors did use it and much of their "Comcast sucks" 
> complains where just DNS problems.  Maybe that has improved.  But I 
> doubt it.

----- Original Message -----

I can't agree with your more J.P. When I had xDSL, I was typically 2 hops away to my primary dns server. xDSL ping times to the primary DNS server were around 10ms. With Comcast, it's more like 10 - 14 hops, and about 40ms. DNS servers are located in Cherry Hill, NJ somewhere. Why Philly doesn't seem to rate their own is beyond me.

However, I can't complain about the 50m x 10m service I get from them. I'm also almost never down. Have more trouble with the TV, than I do with the internet. 

I also run a caching dns server to speed up dns queries.

Brian Vagnoni
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