Today Google unveiled its new project: Google Public DNS. It means now anybody can use Google’s DNS managed servers for resolving domain names into IP addresses and back. According to Google it should speedup browsing as well as security. Hope I won’t see adsense ads once tried to load expired domain name (that’s how OpenDNS acts today).

Here are easy-to-remember Google Public DNS IP addresses: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

In order to set up Google public DNS to your Linux settings place the following lines into /etc/resolv.conf:

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

Use command dig @8.8.8.8 linuxscrew.com to test how long it takes to resolve linuxscrew.com:

artiomix@artiomix-laptop:~$ dig @8.8.8.8 linuxscrew.com
...
;; ANSWER SECTION:
linuxscrew.com. 51844 IN A 69.164.195.222

;; Query time: 80 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Thu Dec 3 21:53:29 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 48

 

13 Comments

 

  1. December 7, 2009  4:44 pm by Colt725 Reply

    I googled open DNS vs. Google Puble DNS and found this story or blog titled "Google turns the page... in a bad way." I think is worth reading.

    • November 23, 2012  6:44 am by asfa asim Reply

      how can we open youtube???

  2. December 11, 2009  4:36 pm by Trang Bui Reply

    hey... i just have knew this page. I hope it will better than other one. Thanks

  3. March 9, 2010  11:58 am by Ricky Reply

    Great post!

    I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts. You are putting very good effort into the stuff you post.

    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network.



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  4. February 12, 2011  6:03 pm by jonny rocket Reply

    4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1 is still faster. and besides 8.8.8.8 is owned by level 3, not google.

  5. February 17, 2011  1:58 pm by Sweeeny Reply

    I know that there is more to responce than just latency but pinging 8.8.8.8 averages 19/20 ms, 4.2.2.2 is nearer 80.

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