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OpenNIC for pfsense DNS
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:10:21 pm »
Does anyone have much experience with OpenNIC DNS on pfsense?
Its an alternative DNS system to what is widely used.
Seems their main interest is to get away from ICANN and logging for a number of reasons.
It seems to resolve everything without issues but without ICANN or government controls.

I ran a list of these servers through benchmarks.
They come up as faster that DynDNS, slower than OpenDNS but on par with Google's.
No filtering, No redirects.  Seems solid so far.  (so far is only 2 days  :P)

50.116.23.211   Fast Reliable    Logs deleted hourly   New Jersy
50.116.22.226   Fast Reliable    Logs Deleted daily   New Jersy
184.154.13.186  FAST Reliable    Bind logging only   Chicago
69.164.196.21   Fast Reliable    No Logs              Dallas TX
198.23.248.15   Reliable         Logs deleted daily   Buffalo NY


But I have exactly 2 days experience testing these on a PFsense box so though I'd ask if there are any horror stories or anything?
I was just labeling some as fast or slow and reliable or not and location.
My originals list was 2x as long but I immediately cut out the slow or unresponsive servers.
(I got off on this tangent a couple days ago when my DynDNS was being unresponsive and making me wait forever)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 12:12:00 pm by kejianshi »