Google Public DNS

Google today introduced their latest offering. “Google Public DNS”. I’ve always been on OpenDNS. However, they have no presence in Asia and this doesn’t exactly boost DNS performance for us. Google’s new “Google Public DNS” is surprising fast and after switching over to it I experince improvements my web browsing experience. Here’s a quick benchmark of Google vs OpenDNS. Link Currently Google does…

How to build a local DNS caching server

Being in Malaysia we are gifted with superior Internet speeds. NOT!! Services like openDNS are awesome but the lag between us and them often results in sluggish performance anyways. One way to improve performance is to use local DNS servers. I don’t use Streamyx’s DNS servers because they SUCK!!. TIME’s DNS servers are ok but…

Malaysia Today blocked by TMNET

Malaysia Today blocked by TMNET. Use http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com/2008/ Looks like our boys are at it again. Bastards, either their DNS is un-patched or this is deliberate. Update: The bastards turned out to be MCMC!!! Sources: MalaysiaKini || Kamal Talks || BangsaMalaysia If you’re on streamyx and using  TMNET dns servers (202.188.0.133/202.188.1.5/etc….) then Malaysia Today is off…

Web 2.0 landing page with LaunchSplash

Bought a domain but don’t have the time for a cool landing page. Landing pages are like really cool movie teasers, they create excitement and curiosity around the movie and pull in the crowd. The movie might have sucked but you ended up paying for it anyway. Crappy movie teasers and crappy landing pages don’t…

XName free DNS hosting service

Stumbled upon a free DNS hosting service today. XName provides free DNS to all and in return only expects a donation if you like the service. However, if you plan to use XName for commercial purpose then a donation is mandatory. From a infrastructure standpoint XName provides 3 DNS servers. 1 primary and 2 secondary…