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Intermittent DNS drop-outs

youngpete
Dabbler
Posts: 11
Registered: 07-12-2007

Intermittent DNS drop-outs

Hi,
I've been noticing intermediate DNS drop-outs for the last 2 or three days. The Router is using DNS addresses 212.159.6.10 as primary, 212.159.6.9 as secondary - settings are supplied to the router by the ISP.
Anyone know what is going on?
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james26
Grafter
Posts: 105
Registered: 17-12-2009

Re: Intermittent DNS drop-outs

Hi,
Try putting in the google dns's of 8.8.8.8 as 2ed dns's - http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/
worked for me!
james.
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,139
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Registered: 20-07-2007

Re: Intermittent DNS drop-outs

I had the same problem as you yesterday and solved it by switching my secondary DNS server to 208.67.222.222 (Open DNS). I'm wondering what the best configuration is going forward though and have posted a question about this here http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,80867.msg674777.html#new
Bob
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Re: Intermittent DNS drop-outs

If you mistype a URL when using Open DNS it will lie and return a website depending on who pays them the most money.
Google's DNS doesn't lie.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Plusnet Staff
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Intermittent DNS drop-outs

@youngpete
We weren't aware of any DNS problems on the 26th, there was a data transfer issue on the 24th however.
If this post resolved your issue please click the 'This fixed my problem' button
 Chris Parr
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Tony_W
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Posts: 745
Registered: 11-08-2007

Re: Intermittent DNS drop-outs

@Chris
It's a shame that the DNS Response Times are not working...