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graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Comcast

[DNS] DNS Server Not Working

DNS servers assigned by DHCP to me are 75.75.75.75 and 75.75.75.76.

However, 75.75.75.76 is not working. Is any one else seeing this?

[fred@iDEQscope ~]$ nslookup
> server 75.75.75.76
Default server: 75.75.75.76
Address: 75.75.75.76#53
> news.alt.net
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

> server 75.75.75.75
> Default server: 75.75.75.75
Address: 75.75.75.75#53
> news.alt.net
Server: 75.75.75.75
Address: 75.75.75.75#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: news.alt.net
Address: 208.90.168.18
>


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

1 edit
disregard


jaynick
lit up
Premium
join:2001-02-06
Sterling Heights, MI
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to graysonf
Try 75.75.76.76


Clever_Proxy
Premium
join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL
reply to graysonf
what the heck?



graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:3
reply to jaynick
That one is not assigned to me by DHCP. I am questioning the one that is and doesn't work.


graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:3
reply to Clever_Proxy
So, neither work for you?


Clever_Proxy
Premium
join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL
It doesn't appear so.

75.75.75.75 is giving me a connection refused.
75.75.75.76 is timing out...

I'm not on a Comcast network atm...


bradyr
Columbia College IT
Premium
join:2008-10-27
Sonora, CA
on comcast network:


not on comcast network:

other than the refused messages while trying via non comcast network, it's working fine for me...


NetDog
Premium,VIP
join:2002-03-04
Parker, CO
kudos:81

1 recommendation

reply to graysonf
said by graysonf:

DNS servers assigned by DHCP to me are 75.75.75.75 and 75.75.75.76.

However, 75.75.75.76 is not working. Is any one else seeing this?

Can you recheck your DHCP DNS server please? 75.75.75.75 and 75.75.76.76 are the correct DNS servers if you did receive 75.75.75.76 I will need to check the DHCP server.

PM me your cable modem MAC address please; that is if you did get the incorrect address.


CUBS_FAN
Next Year Again..

join:2005-04-28
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
reply to graysonf
Just choose Google's 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 or 4.2.2.1 - 4.2.2.6 by GTEI.net and Level3. Personally I'd ping each and see which gives the lowest average ping response.


NathanO

join:2008-08-21
Moorestown, NJ
That is generally not advised - using your ISPs DNS servers should give you the best geolocation, and therefore speeds/response times from various CDNs and other services. Comcast is also one of the few that fully support DNSSEC.


EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:10
FWIW, this appears to be a typo;

75.75.75.76


EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:10
reply to CUBS_FAN
said by CUBS_FAN:

Personally I'd ping each and see which gives the lowest average ping response.

FWIW, that really doesn't tell the entire story.. Ping can be de-prioritized / rate limited.

Actual resolution time is a better way to gauge DNS prformance.


NetDog
Premium,VIP
join:2002-03-04
Parker, CO
kudos:81
reply to EG
said by EG:

FWIW, this appears to be a typo;

75.75.75.76

I agree just wanted to double check where the typo is, you never know


EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:10

1 recommendation

Understood NetDog See Profile
I was more so replying to the poster.


NetFixer
Snarl For The Camera Please
Premium
join:2004-06-24
The Boro
Reviews:
·Vonage
·Comcast Business..
·Cingular Wireless

2 edits
reply to graysonf
I use the Comcast DNS servers both as the default forwarders for my local DNS server, and also directly as secondary, tertiary, etc DNS servers. I have not and do not see any problems with any of the Comcast DNS servers that I use (some manually assigned, and some assigned by DHCP) including the official secondary AnyCast server 75.75.76.76 (I am going to assume that your use of 75.75.75.76 is a typo...if not, then your problem is not with DNS).

FWIW, all of the data displayed below was generated on my Windows server (which is also my local DNS server, and it would be the focal point of any DNS problem seen on my network).








The results below show that 75.75.76.76 is a bit slower to respond than the other Comcast DNS servers, but it is still reliably responding to queries (the DNS servers with the red lines above and below the IP addresses are servers that did not respond, or responded incorrectly...none of the Comcast servers are in that category):





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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.


NetFixer
Snarl For The Camera Please
Premium
join:2004-06-24
The Boro
Reviews:
·Vonage
·Comcast Business..
·Cingular Wireless
reply to Clever_Proxy
said by Clever_Proxy:

It doesn't appear so.

75.75.75.75 is giving me a connection refused.
75.75.75.76 is timing out...

I'm not on a Comcast network atm...

If you are not on the Comcast network, it is normal for the Comcast DNSSEC servers to not respond to DNS queries. That is by design and is part of Comcast's anti-spoofing protection.
--
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.


CUBS_FAN
Next Year Again..

join:2005-04-28
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·magicjack.com
·Comcast
said by NetFixer:

said by Clever_Proxy:

It doesn't appear so.

75.75.75.75 is giving me a connection refused.
75.75.75.76 is timing out...

I'm not on a Comcast network atm...

If you are not on the Comcast network, it is normal for the Comcast DNSSEC servers to not respond to DNS queries. That is by design and is part of Comcast's anti-spoofing protection.

Thanks for all the info. I haven't adjusted my DNS servers since the infamous days of Comcast's DNS servers having issues and that time when the someone hacked Comcast with DNS redirects.