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    OpenDNS and Xbox 360

    This is a discussion on OpenDNS and Xbox 360 within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi well i have my xbox 360 hooked up onto OpenDNS and i was hosting a game online. I had ...

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      OpenDNS and Xbox 360

      Hi well i have my xbox 360 hooked up onto OpenDNS and i was hosting a game online. I had 10 players in the room and suddenly everyone lagged and left the game. The game i was hosting was going really well for about 1 hour and 30 mins but then everyone lagged then suddenly left, but funny thing is tried my internet and it still worked. So i was just wondering if this is just putting to much stress on OpenDNS and it just gives up or should i just use Sky's DNS servers for my xbox 360? BTW this has happened twice when having my xbox 360 on OpenDNS.

      Thanks Ben


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      Re: OpenDNS and Xbox 360

      A dns server (whether open DNS or Sky's DNS servers) is just used to look up an IP address. If you are hosting a game, your Xbox should have no requirement for a DNS server other than the first time you set up the game when presumably the XBox has to log onto a server on the internet. This will be a single DNS lookup which could be handled by openDNS or sky's DNS server.

      There can be no "load" placed on OpenDNS or Sky's DNS servers in this configuration unless I have completely misunderstood what you are doing.

      Can you explain why you think DNS is getting a hammering when you are gaming online? Have a read of this if you need any further explanation of what DNS really is: Domain Name System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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      Re: OpenDNS and Xbox 360

      Try the EU backed ORSN - Open Root Server Network. If I've correctly understood what you've been asking for.

      This is what I use on my X360 rather than OpenDNS has there seems to be intermittent issues with it on the X360.

      Anyway details are -

      NS1.DE.EU.ORSN.NET (Operated by mgrundmann.de.orsn.org)
      IP: 217.146.139.5
      RESOLVER.DATA-UNION.NET (Operated by hostmaster.netteam.de)
      IP: 62.157.101.211
      There is no Tier 3, only Zhul or rather the Customer Solutions Team...

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      Re: OpenDNS and Xbox 360

      I don't think it's open dns as much as Xbox Live, ever since the debacle over Xbox Live at Xmas, since then it hasn't been "right" and apparently COD 4 is terrible as their servers are always overloaded.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

     

     

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