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Australian DNS

Lighty1964

What is wrong with OPTUS DNS in Australia. This is the 4th time within a month that I need to VPN overseas to surf the Web

 

Re: Australian DNS

petergdownload

You could also try setting the DNS to 8.8.8.8 in your network settings (Google DNS)

 

Peter Gillespie

Re: Australian DNS

SWM

yer ... tried that (changing to 8.8.8.8) -- not much joy - traceroute from linux box - appears to get hung up on 49.198.0.1, which is:

"49.198.0.0 - 49.198.0.255 is an IP address range owned by SingTel Optus Pty Ltd and located in Australia"

 

traceroute to www.google.com (172.217.25.132), 64 hops max
1 192.168.1.1 0.501ms 0.435ms 0.388ms
2 49.198.0.1 9.184ms 10.023ms 8.144ms
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6 59.154.142.250 22.075ms 21.269ms 21.874ms
7 74.125.147.174 20.984ms 19.968ms 20.756ms
8 108.170.247.49 22.215ms 21.064ms 25.980ms
9 108.170.247.81 48.769ms 25.950ms 32.415ms
10 74.125.37.201 29.660ms 22.721ms 22.332ms
11 172.217.25.132 22.679ms 21.129ms 22.105ms

Re: Australian DNS

Lighty1964

Not using Optus DNS. But there is an issue with Optus as a can suf via VPN 

 

the problem has disappeared 

 

I await its return

 

that is if I haven’t switched providers when NBN roles out

Re: Australian DNS

Jeneral__Pain

Given your trace went all the way, this would mean that it's not Optus having trouble but the overseas provider or cloud provider.

 

Try using 1.1.1.1 for DNS and see how you go.

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Re: Australian DNS

SWM

Traceroute also blows up on local sites - any local site. I guess there might be a chance that everyone else has a dodgy configuration... or it cooooould be me!

 

My OPTUS cable modem used to be bullet-proof - NBN requires resetting something on average every 2 days. I'd have prefered the stable slower speed.

 

traceroute to www.qut.edu.au (202.9.95.188), 64 hops max
1 192.168.1.1 0.720ms 0.379ms 0.304ms
2 49.198.0.1 9.114ms 9.398ms 9.769ms
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Re: Australian DNS

SWM

+ 1.1.1.1 & flush produced no change... :-(

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