Google Launches DNS Resolver
Google Public DNS promises better security, performance, and reliability than most users can get from their ISPs.
DNS is the Internets equivalent of a phone directory, writes InformationWeeks Thomas Claburn. It takes domain names, like example.com, and translates them into associated numerical IP addresses (126.96.36.199, in the case of example.com) to connect the clients Web browser to the Web server at that address.
Google Public DNS aims to provide improved security (in the form of resistance of cache poisoning attacks but not content blocking or filtering), better performance, and more valid results, a reference to ISPs that filter content or use NXDOMAIN redirection to monetize mistyped domain names, Claburn writes.Click here to read the InformationWeek story.
December 04, 2009
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