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Want your BHW that little bit faster?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Diamond Damien, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. StartThrivingRN

    StartThrivingRN Newbie

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    Whether 1.1.1.1 makes your connection faster depends on the region you live in, you should test it to see whether the switch makes sense.

    For example, I used Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for ipv4 and 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844 for ipv6) before that (learned years ago that it might make the connection faster & safer), then switched to 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 ipv4 / 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001 /ipv6 after coming across this thread yesterday.

    Then downloaded DNS Benchmark tool (free, saw it recommended in reddit discussion about pros and cons of 1.1.1.1 thing; it tests & compares various public DNS resolvers available to you; I'm sure there are plenty of alternatives for other OS) to see if the switch actually happened and whether I benefited from that switch, and…

    …bad news — it's a tie between 1.1.1.1 and Google DNS in terms of speed. Access to cached & uncached lookups is a bit faster with 1.1.1.1 but dotcom lookups are faster with Google DNS to the level that this difference fully makes up for the [cached + uncached lookups] speed difference of 1.1.1.1.

    Bottomline: test the speed of 1.1.1.1 for YOUR location, compare it to your other options, don't buy into the hype blindly.
     
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  2. sienta

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    Well-done DD for the info.I was doubting it but its workable.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    Just a quick update to this post of mine and for those who want to leverage this on mobile devices. Since i last visited their page, i see Cloudflare put up a step by step guide about how to set this up on mobile, but it's for Wi-Fi and i can't seem to do the same for my 4G connection.

    I found the previously mentioned DNS666 app not too reliable after some use, it turned itself off often. Cloudflare came to the rescue and packaged this neat trick into a free mobile app for both iOS and Android, so now by installing and running the app, the DNS change can be enabled/disabled with a click of a button.
     
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  4. DemonicScourge

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    I this something a total newbie in the DNS universe should/could apply? I am not sure wether i get this whole thing right in my head, but should I even start when I have no experience at all?
    Thanks in advance for your reply :)
     
  5. F1Y19

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    kinda like it the way it is too be honest dont need it to be faster then right now so its alright i'll just leave it alone
     
  6. jamie3000

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    I've got a web crawler running on google cloud platform, does about 100 DNS queries a min. Really excited to try this!
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    Said no one ever. :p
     
  8. xMaestrox

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    Does this still work? I mean it's December now
     
  9. Anonymous Badger

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    I don't have Ubuntu and I'm running Windows. How do I do this?

    Sorry, I am a noob when it comes to codes!
     
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    Or if you are using macOS, try this https://namebench.en.softonic.com/mac

    You have to manually put in the nameservers so I took the list from grc.com and added in 1.1.1.1/1.0.0.1. There needs to be a space and comma separating the different IP's. I have added them so easy copy/paste (delete unnecessary as needed).

    Beware....It does take a while to run through. To get access to the report (as it does not save somewhere easily) you need to put the below into terminal :

    Code:
    find /var/ -iname "namebench_*.html" 2>/dev/null | xargs open
    Nameservers :
    1.1.1.1, 1.0.0.1, 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4, 4.2.2.5, 4.2.2.6, 8.8.4.4, 8.8.8.8, 62.6.40.162, 64.81.45.2, 64.81.79.2, 64.81.111.2, 64.81.127.2, 64.81.159.2, 64.102.255.44, 64.129.67.101, 64.129.67.102, 64.129.67.103, 64.129.67.105, 66.92.64.2, 66.92.159.2, 66.92.224.2, 66.93.87.2, 66.128.240.7, 66.128.240.8, 67.19.0.10, 67.19.1.10, 68.87.64.154, 68.87.68.170, 68.87.69.154, 69.56.222.10, 72.45.111.250, 72.45.111.251, 72.45.127.250, 72.45.127.251, 75.75.75.75, 75.75.76.76, 129.250.35.250, 129.250.35.251, 151.197.0.38, 151.197.0.39, 151.202.0.84, 151.202.0.85, 151.203.0.84, 151.203.0.85, 156.154.70.1, 156.154.71.1, 198.153.192.1, 198.153.194.1, 199.45.32.37, 199.45.32.38, 199.45.32.40, 199.45.32.43, 203.55.230.104, 203.55.230.105, 203.215.3.43, 204.97.212.10, 204.194.232.200, 204.194.234.200, 205.210.42.205, 206.124.64.1, 207.126.96.162, 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.222, 216.27.175.2, 216.185.111.10, 216.231.41.2, 216.254.95.2
     
  12. ShadeDream

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    I've just set this up on my PC and will try to figure out if it makes any difference. It seems like websites may be loading faster than before but they seemed to load pretty fast as it was with my ISP's default DNS.

    I've also download the 1.1.1.1 Android application but I think I will be removing it at some point as it's rather annoying. I can't remove the "VPN is activated by 1.1.1.1" message from my lock screen which is pretty stupid IMO and once unlocked there's also the annoying key lock icon in the status bar which makes me feel like I'm wearing a condom on my phone.

    I'm suspicious that this DNS service has connections with the Devil. If you add up the 1's (1.1.1.1 1.0.0.1) you will get the number 6. Anyone noticed this? :eek:
     
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    Well, I thought my little python bots and spiders ran pretty fast from a desktop. I scraped the same data I scraped yesterday, and what took about an hour the day before only took about 15 minutes on the Cloudflare DNS. I wasn't measuring ping, but I went from 1.5 items/sec to over 4 items/sec even with proxies, which is pretty damn unprecedented. Gonna be productive as hell today!
     
  14. syruplover

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    I wonder how much they paid for that ip
     
  15. BHSEONewb

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    It's also in a new "extreme privacy" book. The DNS servers are more secure, have encryption options, have a no-logging policy, and are routinely audited by KPMG.
     
  16. redarrow

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    has anyone tryed speedtest.net with it any changes?

    i understand the full concept of dns , but what i dont understand how come the dns servers are faster then our own broadband providers, now that intresting.

    is this all legal and free as ill like to argue with my own provider why we can get faster internet using a faster dns provider and it free , there charging me money i exspect my broadband beat anythink free ....

    thanks owner!
     
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  17. redarrow

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    so how comes internet providers ant set this DNS server as default on their services?
    any reason.
     
  18. Daniel Ward

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    No information on the organization behind it? I mean I realize that our security is undermined in any case, however I would prefer to have huge daddy Google watch me rest, rather than some obscure multi year old person in his cellar, if you catch my drift.
     
  19. HelenRyan

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    Slight off-topic, how did they get a signed certificate for the IP address?
     
  20. SlashNineteen

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    I just download more RAM?