Offshoring havens

Offshoring havens

Summary: Andy McCue of Silicon.com looks at how other Asian countries are catching up fast to India, along with the emerging 'nearshore' cheap bases in Eastern European countries.

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Andy McCue of Silicon.com looks at how other Asian countries are catching up fast to India, along with the emerging 'nearshore' cheap bases in Eastern European countries.

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  • Just use someone elses DNS server

    Rather than doing it yourself, piggyback on a more reliable DNS; that what i did when Comcast DNS died. 4.2.2.1 (Verizon) was the one i used and you know what? its faster than Comcast DNS which routes half accros the country.

    Gotta love that internet!

    Dennis Witanra
    den85nis
    den85nis
    • Another good alternative

      I've used that in the past myself. I guess if they permit full recursive DNS queries from any source, then it must be ok to use them as a DNS server.
      george_ou
  • What options does a Comcast user have?

    I'm in Raleigh, NC. I got fed up with Time Warner's Road Runner service failures related to DHCP as well as sluggish DNS. I noted that the TW cable modem operation was opened to competing ISP services so I actually use Earthlink (Mindspring) via the RoadRunner cable plant. It is like night and day in terms of availability and response times using Earthlink's service. Oh, and it is $3 cheaper than RoadRunner.

    Does Comcast offer this same flexibility for ISP using the Comcast cable modem plant?

    Note: My understanding is these TW RR issues were related to early deployments of cable modem services where an outage (plant issues) would be compounded by failures of the DHCP services when -all- of the customers would attempt to come back online after service was restored. This ripple effect would take down even more customers that relied upon these shared DHCP services. It goes without saying, the DNS entries handed out for a time, appeared to be the same "box". ;-)
    jcuthrell@...