Jonathan E. Magen on 6 Jan 2010 13:51:29 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Google DNS...?

I heard a few speak of this and it would seem that the few ms here and there are what it is all about! Chrome is all about the few ms as it will do dns prefetching. In the ms between your mouse being positioned over a link and you clicking on it, chrome already asked your os for a dns resolution so you save time. This is driven by the same motivation.

On Dec 10, 2009 9:40 PM, "Robert Spangler" <> wrote:

On Wednesday 09 December 2009 22:13, Brian Vagnoni wrote: > ----- Original Message ----- > From: ...

What Google is doing is relying on cached information to make it seem that
they are faster.   For popular sites like Google, Youtube, MySpace and so on
it might seem like it is faster but in reality it isn't that much faster.  A
few ms here and few there.  The question is how often you need to lookup
something and that all comes down to the TTL of the record.  This is all
smoke and mirrors and the general public doesn't know any different.  They
put out there a few lookups with faster times and the general public is



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