DNS Problems in NYC
It appears that there's a major problem with the DNS servers in NYC. Another thread is asking about DNS problems in Los Angeles as well. In my case, for the last two days, sites are randomly and inexplicably timing out and failing to load. We're talking major sites at off-peak hours like the NY Times, LA Times or CNN. At first, I thought it was the usual slow speed problems but the results on speedtest.net were weird. When I ran the test using the New York City server, I'd get incredibly slow speeds, like 1000 kb/s download. But when I ran the speedtest with a server from another city, I'd get download result of 9000 kb/s. I also ran Time Warner NYC's own speedtest at »speedtest.nyc.rr.com and got excellent results only moments after getting horrible results from the NYC server on speedtest.net (yes, I flushed the cache between tests). I couldn't really account for the strange results.
Then I thought maybe a virus or trojan had infected my system but after running several scans with different software, I'm getting a clean bill of health. I've since switched DNS servers to OpenDNS and the problems have disappeared. Coincidence? Something appears to be up with the DNS servers in New York.
Well, maybe I spoke too soon. My website timeouts continue, even though I'm not using Time Warner DNS servers. Is anyone else experiencing problems where your Internet connection just random stalls? Or am I the only one?
|reply to pL86 |
had this for about 3 months, started to slow down on website response - lagging, nasty at times.
same thing thought DNS was problem, changed to 22.214.171.124/126.96.36.199 ... but still lagging ... so
its not the DNS
its the crappy TWC/RR network.
Check out: OpenDNS
They are quite faster then 188.8.131.52 servers.
NormanSI gave her time to steal my mind awayPremium,MVM
San Jose, CA
Not where I am. The Level 3 DNS servers, and the OpenDNS servers are no faster than my own ISP DNS servers.
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