The DNS services with the best latency

gregmcc

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Been using 1.1.1.1 for a while now. Also run a local caching dns servers for even faster response.
 

Bryn

Doubleplusgood
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1.1.1.1 is awesome. Been using it since it launched. It's so good I feel like ISPs should make it the default one.
 

HeftyCrab

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Mar 26, 2009
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Im still using OpenDNS with its extra functionality. Doubt Im going to notice a few ms difference.

I did read cloudflares post on 1.1.1.1 a while back and its quite the achievement to get that working.
 

sajunky

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I posted already about poor routing to the Cloudflare DNS server from Telkom cellular connection. Something is still wrong at Telkom:
Code:
C:\>tracert 8.8.8.8

Tracing route to google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  homerouter.cpe [192.168.8.1]
  2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  3    38 ms    27 ms    32 ms  172.17.16.1
  4    24 ms    14 ms    23 ms  172.17.16.17
  5    43 ms    20 ms    30 ms  rrba-ip-bng-3-wan.telkom-ipnet.co.za [165.165.18
4.13]
  6    38 ms    20 ms    19 ms  72.14.212.1
  7    36 ms    27 ms    18 ms  72.14.239.53
  8    30 ms    24 ms    19 ms  google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]

Trace complete.

C:\>tracert 1.1.1.1

Tracing route to one.one.one.one [1.1.1.1]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  homerouter.cpe [192.168.8.1]
  2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  3    49 ms    30 ms    26 ms  172.17.16.1
  4    30 ms    18 ms    20 ms  172.17.16.17
  5    39 ms    25 ms    19 ms  rrba-ip-bng-3-wan.telkom-ipnet.co.za [165.165.18
4.13]
  6    53 ms    49 ms    43 ms  196.43.8.45
  7    49 ms    45 ms    41 ms  rrba-ip-p-1-bundle-ether-202.telkom-ipnet.co.za
[41.147.241.29]
  8    69 ms    51 ms    49 ms  wblv-ip-p-1-bundle-ether-101.telkom-ipnet.co.za
[41.147.240.145]
  9    60 ms    43 ms    49 ms  wblv-ip-bpe-2-bundle-ether-201.telkom-ipnet.co.z
a [41.147.240.130]
 10    58 ms    50 ms    50 ms  196.43.11.234
 11    62 ms    40 ms    41 ms  196.43.25.206
 12    56 ms    45 ms    51 ms  cloudflare.ixp.capetown [196.10.140.198]
 13    50 ms    46 ms    56 ms  one.one.one.one [1.1.1.1]

Trace complete.

C:\>
From Joburg 20ms ping to Google (8 hops) and 50ms to Cloudflare (13hops). Server 196.43.8.45 is responsible for extra 30ms delay, slightly better now, but problem is the same at one hop. Cloudlfare has also DNS server in Joburg, but my packets are landing in Capetown.
 
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BrettRussellZA

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Sep 3, 2018
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Where is Quad9 (9.9.9.9)?

I agree, 1.1.1.1 is the fastest, but I like the extra security provided by Quad9.
 

Fox1

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Mar 3, 2009
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Can I just plug 1.1.1.1 into my router or like 8.8.8.8?
 

Tinuva

The Magician
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Using AdguardHome self hosted on Pi which uses 1.1.1.1 upstream.
 
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