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Inferno [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 3, 2009
9 years ago5,585 views

Google has opened up its own DNS resolution service.

code.google.com/speed/public-d ...

Moses [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

Zim [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

And now the big brother knows not only what you search for, but where you are surfing too. I'm not absolutely comfortable with this. Tough it IS a good alternative to OpenDNS... And the IPs are very easy to remember.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Somehow this feels extremely ironic code.google.com/speed/public-d ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm using it now, I don't see any reason to be uncomfortable with it. I trust Google over my ISP.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Update: I read more about privacy here:
code.google.com/speed/public-d ...
I'm using it right now, it works fine. Goodbye OpenDNS!

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

How did Google, a late player in the DNS game, came by those delicious IP addresses, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 ? Were they "there" reserved for such use right from the start; or did G. buy them off some faceless/ nameless entity in some back alley of Global Internettown?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google has a partnership with Level 3 who owns this class A.
berryreview.com/2009/06/19/goo ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

What do OpenDNS has to say:
>>First, it’s not the same as OpenDNS. When you use Google DNS, you are getting the experience they prescribe. When you use OpenDNS, you get the Dashboard controls to manage your experience the way you want for you, your family or your organization.<<
blog.opendns.com/2009/12/03/op ...

Moses [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9 ...

Another google DNS ip:

4.3.2.1

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google public DNS is faster in India comparing the poor ISP's dnslookup which we have here...

So i would suggest anyone in India to use for faster performance

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

"Potential risks of using Google's free DNS service?":
cgisecurity.com/2009/12/risks- ...

"Several points to consider
* Google can profile a given IP for which countries they visit...
* Google can identify sites you visit that lack google analytics/google ads...
* Google states they don't share the data with analytics or google ads, it doesn't seem to say it won't share this data with others.
* Google may see queries to internal hostnames on your local corporate intranet...
* Google will be able to see the software products an IP uses...
* Google will be able to tell if you're infected with malware..."

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

9 years ago #

I don't understand why people worry about their privacy. If you don't visit strange websites (adult site, illegal file sharing site, etc.), there should be nothing to worry.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

You look this from a quite narrow perspective, there are real corporate risks in privacy.

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Juha-Matti Laurio:
   Yeah, but for many people like me I think they don't need to worry.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> (adult site, illegal file sharing site, etc.),

There's also a political angle at play here.

If you always agree with your government, and your government always agrees with you, or you disagree with the government but the government allows such disagreements, and if all that is true for the government of any country from which you access the web, and if that is also true for any future government – of a form which you cannot yet know – of any country from which you acess the web...

... if that is the case, then you probably don't need that much privacy.

Above 16 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Benchmarking results at
radoff.com/blog/2009/12/07/goo ...

(via /.)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Real life experience:
"Why I moved my home network to Google's public DNS"
thevagary.net/archives/2009/12 ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google public DNS service not ideal for everyone:
arstechnica.com/security/news/ ...

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