Free & Open DNS servers

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So I was setting up yet another (caching) bind DNS .. so to decide which DNS servers to use as forwards ... First thoughts were openDNS and google's public dns..

After reading up a bit ( https://hackernoon.com/dns-performance-comparison-google-quad9-opendns-norton-cleanbrowsing-and-yandex-d62d24e38f98  was quite helpful to start with for example ) I decided to just run some very basic tests myself with Google's 8.8.8.8 , Quad9 (9.9.9.9) and openDNS (208.67.222.222)

To be fair on the absolute numbers: our connection here is not great and we don't even get full 80MBit/s ADSL .. supposedly there will be fiberglass some time .. but I fear with COVID-19 this will get pushed back at least another year or more again .... (already 1.5 years later than initially promised)..

PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=16.0 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=15.9 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=15.1 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=4 ttl=54 time=15.9 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=5 ttl=54 time=15.5 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=6 ttl=54 time=16.1 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=7 ttl=54 time=15.9 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=8 ttl=54 time=16.4 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=9 ttl=54 time=15.6 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=10 ttl=54 time=14.8 ms

--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9012ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 14.809/15.763/16.466/0.487 ms

PING 9.9.9.9 (9.9.9.9) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=9.54 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=10.1 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=9.90 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=9.14 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=5 ttl=57 time=9.73 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=6 ttl=57 time=9.19 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=7 ttl=57 time=10.1 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=8 ttl=57 time=9.94 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=9 ttl=57 time=9.24 ms
64 bytes from 9.9.9.9: icmp_seq=10 ttl=57 time=9.79 ms

--- 9.9.9.9 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9011ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 9.147/9.688/10.196/0.396 ms

PING 208.67.222.222 (208.67.222.222) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=21.3 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=20.9 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=21.3 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=20.4 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=20.7 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=20.8 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=20.9 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=8 ttl=55 time=19.7 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=9 ttl=55 time=20.2 ms
64 bytes from 208.67.222.222: icmp_seq=10 ttl=55 time=20.5 ms

--- 208.67.222.222 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9013ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 19.791/20.725/21.395/0.472 ms

There should be no notable traffic otherwise at the moment.

Next up will be some tests using dig, and also some notes on privacy and security of the different services.

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