Google Public DNS

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network wiringGoogle today announced that they’re providing a high-performance public DNS server. This sounds like a great idea from a performance perspective … I’ve not had too many complaints with my DNS servers provided by Comcast but I’ve definitely had some issues at my work with slow/non-responsive DNS servers.

However, I suppose this is just one more thing that can go wrong. Now there’s one BIG target to attack and if someone happens to poison the cache, we’re all in a world of hurt.

I do plan on updating my home router though to start using this. I’ll post a follow-up with my review.

From: Official Google Blog: Introducing Google Public DNS.

Update: They’re definitely taking security very seriously. Some more info can be found here that’s quite helpful.

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