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June 24, 2014 4:23:32 PM

whats the difference between using your router the 192.168.1.1 as a dns or using a dns server this is mainly a question for my xbox one

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June 24, 2014 4:37:11 PM

Viking1237 said:
whats the difference between using your router the 192.168.1.1 as a dns or using a dns server this is mainly a question for my xbox one


very little.

DNS is recursive. When your machine needs to resolve a hostname it first looks in its own local resolver cache. If it doesn't find a valid entry there, it asks its upstream nameserver. If that device doesn't find it in its own cache, it asks its upstream name server, and so on. If the entry isn't cached somewhere the request will eventually end up at the zone's authoritative name server and receive an authoritative response which can then be cached all the way back down to the device which initiated the DNS lookup.

If you choose to use a different upstream DNS service than the one exposed by your home router, the request will simply be routed through that one instead. One of the most common ones is google's DNS server, which are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
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June 24, 2014 4:38:37 PM

Pinhedd said:
Viking1237 said:
whats the difference between using your router the 192.168.1.1 as a dns or using a dns server this is mainly a question for my xbox one


very little.

DNS is recursive. When your machine needs to resolve a hostname it first looks in its own local resolver cache. If it doesn't find a valid entry there, it asks its upstream nameserver. If that device doesn't find it in its own cache, it asks its upstream name server, and so on. If the entry isn't cached somewhere the request will eventually end up at the zone's authoritative name server and receive an authoritative response which can then be cached all the way back down to the device which initiated the DNS lookup.

If you choose to use a different upstream DNS service than the one exposed by your home router, the request will simply be routed through that one instead. One of the most common ones is google's DNS server, which are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4



and that would be good for xbox the google dns
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June 24, 2014 4:44:43 PM

Viking1237 said:
Pinhedd said:
Viking1237 said:
whats the difference between using your router the 192.168.1.1 as a dns or using a dns server this is mainly a question for my xbox one


very little.

DNS is recursive. When your machine needs to resolve a hostname it first looks in its own local resolver cache. If it doesn't find a valid entry there, it asks its upstream nameserver. If that device doesn't find it in its own cache, it asks its upstream name server, and so on. If the entry isn't cached somewhere the request will eventually end up at the zone's authoritative name server and receive an authoritative response which can then be cached all the way back down to the device which initiated the DNS lookup.

If you choose to use a different upstream DNS service than the one exposed by your home router, the request will simply be routed through that one instead. One of the most common ones is google's DNS server, which are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4



and that would be good for xbox the google dns


it doesn't matter
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June 24, 2014 4:58:37 PM

ok thanks
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