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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

    sienta Newbie

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

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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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

    DemonicScourge Newbie

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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

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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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