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rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to neko

Re: Google DNS versus ours

Their website is lacking any functionality, products or ordering. They also have multiple 404 errors on their site. Not very promising at this point. Even though it's only 5$ they should still try and sell their product a bit better.


neko
All Hail Canada
Premium
join:2006-08-11
Canada
Perhaps the problem is on your end, as their website is fully functional for me, & I assume others.
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...virtue gives you heraldry.

Guru

join:2008-10-01
kudos:2
So this thread has turned from DNS to VOIP now?

** Their website works perfectly fine for me too!


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to TSI Gabe
I run my own, private, caching nameserver on my LAN. Bind 9 + Trusted Solaris + Containers = Good LUCK hacking into it!


TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
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Challenge Considered
hmmmm....


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
I was going to say good luck finding my IP, then I realized who it was .

but alas, I'm behind over 9000 firewalls lol.


TwiztedZero
Nine Zero Burp Nine Six
Premium
join:2011-03-31
Toronto, ON
kudos:5
said by rodjames:

I was going to say good luck finding my IP, then I realized who it was .

but alas, I'm behind over 9000 firewalls lol.

Nine thousand firewalls, Holy "F" are you China?
Do you have extreme paranoia? :P
Are they really out to get you?
How did you get all those firewalls to play nice with one another? IMHO a single firewall/vnp appliance is quite sufficient for a home setup, maybe even overkill depending on your POV.
Alas I'm sure you jest, and my leg got pulled and you need to stop working for the alphabet soup spechul forces brigade up at teh North Pole. Really.
• If however, you're a lawyer or are somehow affiliated with the MPAA or RIAA factions - then Doom on you.

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Guru

join:2008-10-01
kudos:2
Just showing off!

Walter Dnes

join:2008-01-27
Thornhill, ON
reply to TSI Gabe
Gabe/Marc: could you guys please list your DNS servers at »TekSavvy FAQ and on your webpage? If you have separate servers for different parts of Canada, list them as well. This is basic stuff that should be on your webpage, along with VPI/VCI settings. I searched Google which turned up this thread, where I finally found your Ontario server addresses.


d4m1r

join:2011-08-25
Reviews:
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reply to d4m1r
said by d4m1r:

Interesting and thanks for the information....

However, it is still always better to use a 3rd party DNS service anyway (even at a slight ms hit) because;

1) Privacy reasons. You want to fragment your services as much as possible.

2) Larger DNS providers like OpenDNS have larger CDN networks in place than a local ISP running a few Akamai servers.

Just my 2 cents....

Was hoping someone from TSI would challenge me on these points

I know I'm offtopic now because it's not related to voip but....
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Kev
TekSavvy.com
Premium
join:2005-06-12
canada
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to OTIS3
said by OTIS3:

I'm also on the pay as you go with CallCentric. I pay $1.95 for my DID, $1.50 for E911, and most calling is about $0.015 per minute. Most months costs me about $5. I prepay with paypal on my account usually $50 and lasts at least a year, so its also one more bill I dont have to think about. They will send me an email when the balance in my account is low.

Also, as others have mentioned, the customer portal is really good. The amount of options is great. Rarely do I get telemarketers or credit cards scams calling, but if they do, its only 30 seconds to add them to a block list.

I'm paying $30 per year on Nettalk... unlimited Canada and US including all 911 and voice record services, caller ID.. etc...
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34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to d4m1r
said by d4m1r:

Was hoping someone from TSI would challenge me on these points

I know I'm offtopic now because it's not related to voip but....

It might be worth challenging if there was any merit to it. The first point is nonsense and the second point is factually incorrect and doesn't make any sense.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to TSI Gabe
Indeed. The correct challenge to the two points are:

1) Paranoia
2) Nonsense
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d4m1r

join:2011-08-25
reply to TSI Gabe
Anyone more knowledgeable able to address my previously outlined concerns?


TSI Gabe
Router of Packets
Premium,VIP
join:2007-01-03
Gatineau, QC
kudos:7
I'll be honest...both your concerns don't really make sense to me.

1) using a third party DNS provider doesn't fragment your DNS.
2) OpenDNS doesn't have CDN...it's just a DNS service. We are the ones providing you with connectivity to Akamai through TorIX and I can assure you that we have *plenty* of capacity there.
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rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to TSI Gabe
question: is 2607:f2c0::1 also set up for akami?


KPaul

join:2007-02-08
reply to TSI Gabe
What are the dns #'s for SW Ontario?


TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
206.248.154.22 ; 170


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to TSI Gabe
To the people earlier in this thread that were advocating CallCentric, perhaps you should reconsider:

CallCentric is down. Because ConEd cut the power to lower Manhattan. And CallCentric doesn't have any backup generators. Or a backup facility.

Basically, they have no redundancy, no backups, no contingency plans. Can you really trust your telephone service to such demonstrated gross incompetence?

Otakuthon's server is in New Jersey, which is suffering far more damage than NYC. Our server's datacenter has no power. Our server is still running just fine...

I did take a precaution and cloned our server to a location in California just in case, but so far haven't needed that.
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OTIS3

join:2011-09-29
Being a downed CC customer, this is a good opportunity for TSI boast their DR capabilities. What happens to tektalk when the datacenter is flooded out?


d4m1r

join:2011-08-25
Reviews:
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reply to TSI Gabe
said by TSI Gabe:

1) using a third party DNS provider doesn't fragment your DNS.

No, but it does fragment a users overall internet traffic to several different providers. History of internet traffic to 1 provider, and history of DNS requests to another, for example.
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www.613websites.com Budget Canadian Web Design and Hosting

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
said by d4m1r:

said by TSI Gabe:

1) using a third party DNS provider doesn't fragment your DNS.

No, but it does fragment a users overall internet traffic to several different providers. History of internet traffic to 1 provider, and history of DNS requests to another, for example.

Still not making any sense.


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
It's a tinfoil hat mentality.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
That's exactly what I was thinking when I replied.


tsicustomer

@teksavvy.com
reply to TSI Gabe
So I switched to TSI's "new" DNS's about a week ago when I stumbled upon this thread. Everything was going well until today when I noticed websites were taking forever to load/find... even just trying to ping a host would take some time before it initiated the ping..

Switched back to googles DNS and everything immediately became fast again.

So much for TSI's "super fast" DNS servers I guess...


TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
wouldn't flushing your dns cache be useful in a situation like this?

NOTORIOUS VR

join:2008-12-17
TORONTO, ON
^^^ Funny, it's almost like you're trying to say that it's not TSI's fault.

Before finding this thread about you boasting about TSI's DNS speed I was using google's DNS' for years without issue... never having to do anything, no reloading, no slow downs.

After seeing the graphs posted I decided to give it a shot... I didn't notice a speed difference, but it was working fine so I left it.

Not even a week later today the WEB was CRAWLING slow even though speed tests and actual ping rates were fine... I changed back from TSI DNS to google and what do ya know problem went away instantly.

Bottom line is, I shouldn't have to "flush" anything if the DNS servers are working correctly.

FWIW, tsicustomer (anon) was my post above.


TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
said by NOTORIOUS VR:

^^^ Funny, it's almost like you're trying to say that it's not TSI's fault.

Assuming as you did that this is what I meant, you are wrong. It could very well be us and if that's the case, then we must look into it.

On the other hand, can anyone else confirm the exact same thing as notorious vs or is everyone one using our DNS servers also having the same problem? I personally don't have this issue on both my DSL & Cable services.

Thanks,
Martin
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OTIS3

join:2011-09-29
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I also had some issues with DNS yesterday. Honestly, I didn't bother to look into it too far. I ran namebench a number of times today. It consistently tells me google dns is better.

JeanInNepean

join:2012-09-19
Nepean, ON
reply to TSI Gabe
Here's what I'm seeing...
48.02ms for 206.248.154.22
48.26ms for 206.248.154.170
65.22ms for 8.8.4.4