Hey I was wondering if anybody is using DNSBench, is it worth messing with? Does anybody find it useful these days? Gibson released a new version a couple months ago. It still has a ton of hits on VT, guessing those are heuristic FPs.
Currently I’m using DoT with cloudflare. So that helps a lot, thank you.Yes. I will save you the energy and time and say Cloudflare DNS (22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199) is easily the best 3rd party DNS other than your ISP's DNS and having a local resolver. I have no idea what type of voodoo they are using but Cloudflare appears to ping their closest CDNs and those are extremely fast and consistent in their response time.
I just ran that test.... and I see that Norton Connectsafe is on there...I thought they got out of the DNS business..It's been a long time since I tried DNS Bench.
When I did try it, I preferred DNS Jumper.
I actually didn't know that the DNS servers differentiated between pings and queries. That does possibly change how one can look at tests like the one I just posted.@Burrito .... Also remember that good DNS servers will actually give second priority to pings and first priority to queries. They will also delay packages if you spam them with queries from your IP. Real world experience, I have to give it to Cloudflare because of their reliability and consistent performance. Also don't bother with OpenNIC. Most unreliable DNS servers in the universe.