MTNL Mumbai Which DNS?

Maky

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Dec 15, 2014
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Hello all

I was wondering what have you guys set as your DNS?

Thanks!
 

Maky

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Dec 15, 2014
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I use MTNL granted DNS:
120.63.222.2
202.159.230.2
 


socrates

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What you have mentioned seem to be new ones. MTNL DNS used so far are

Mumbai
59.185.3.12
59.185.3.10
203.94.227.70
203.94.243.70
59.185.0.23
59.185.0.50

What is mentioned as 'Mumbai' is what they usually use in Mumbai. :winkytongue: I have found MTNL DNS is be sually unreliable so I used to use OpenDNS
 

Maky

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Dec 15, 2014
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unreliable in what sense?
Do you mean to say that the MTNL given DNS result in disconnections or something else?...
 

demonicult

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@Maky
Well DNS servers needs to stay updated, fast and stable so it can quickly connect you to the closest server your requested site is hosted on.
Most ISP DNS aren't that stable nor are they fast. So they tend to be very unreliable at times, they won't disconnect you but response would be slow making you feel your internet is slow to connect to certain websites.

If you really aren't sure which DNS you should use and have no preference of using one over another then run DNSBenchmark [1] and see which is the fastest for you. I think you can add custom DNS servers to it too to check how fast they are, so you can try MTNL's DNS and compare with rest.

[1]DNS Benchmark - GRC's | DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark  
 


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