Isn’t it an open secret that everybody uses proxies or OpenDNS to access Facebook in Vietnam? The government of Vietnam has blocked Facebook but a quick Google search will give you at least 10 different ways to feed your FB addiction (don’t deny it.. ha). Most people take the easy way and use one of the innumerable proxies. The techier of the lot harp on the advantages of Open DNS.
But have any of you tried Google Public DNS yet? If you haven’t, please do, pronto.
I have been using OpenDNS for a very long time and I love their service but Google Public DNS seems to have much faster response times� in Asia (OpenDNS is faster in the US). I checked with my friends in India and Bahrain, and they had faster response times with Google Public DNS.
Please see the screenshots below for ping times in Vietnam and India.
Img 1 – Ping Response in Vietnam
Img 2 and 3 – Ping Response in India
Google Public DNS IP Address – 126.96.36.199
OpenDNS IP Address – 188.8.131.52
Use the ping command as above to figure out if Google Public DNS is better for you or not. If it is, then follow the instructions here to use Google Public DNS as your DNS Servers.
Let me know in your comments, what your observations are.